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Cocaine, informally known as coke, is a highly addictive recreational drug. It is a powerful CNS (central nervous system) stimulant manufactured in powder form. It may be inhaled or injected and gives the user a temporary sense of euphoria.

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What can be done when heart becomes enlarged due to cocaine use?

Query: Hello doctor, I was taking cocaine and alcohol once a week for 20 years. On the first of this year, I started getting cough and breathlessness. I continue to do my binge until four weeks ago when I was diagnosed with mild left ventricle dysfunction. I then had a chest CT scan and lungs came back cle...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your reports are showing mild LV dysfunction (left ventricle) with no lung disease (attachment removed to protect patient identity). LV dysfunction is likely to be related to drug abuse. Still, it will be useful if you provide your ECG and echo cardiography report. I...  Read Full »

Can cocaine affect sperm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37 year old male. I had one wild night where we did several lines of cocaine. I have not done it before. And now my wife is pregnant. I have read studies that cocaine use in men prior to impregnation can cause birth defects, etc. Has this one night seven to eight weeks prior cau...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your dilemma, but be assured a gap of seven to eight weeks is pretty long enough for the drug to be out of our system and cause any damage to your baby. The half life of cocaine is 15 to 50 hours in urine. It is completely excreted out of the system in les...  Read Full »

My mother-in-law is dealing with mental health issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My mother-in-law, whom I have known for five years, seems to have mental health issues, but I am struggling to figure out what personality disorders she might have. Basically, she acts like she cares about others, but she mainly seeks praise and exaggerates her achievements. Additionall...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello,Welcome to what you have described, it appears to align with a cluster B personality disorder, possibly either histrionic personality disorder or narcissistic personality disorder. Histrionic individuals often seek attention in inappropriate ways. They tend to be overly emotio...  Read Full »

I conceived a baby with my wife after had cocaine. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I stupidly used cocaine at a weekend out and it looks like I conceived a baby with my wife the day after using it. Can this cause any serious harm to the baby? My wife is five months pregnant already and I have been worrying about something bad happening since then.  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it will not cause any harm as it does not have an immediate effect.   Read Full »

Why do I end with sexual chats about minors after taking Cocaine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a very unusual problem and quite honestly, I am petrified of the reply. But, I feel I need to talk about it and get a professional outlook on what is going on in my head. I am ashamed to admit that for many years I have had on and off problem with cocaine. I suffer with low self e...  Read Full »

Dr. Roshan Bhad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Firstly, there is no need to be ashamed of yourself. Cocaine addiction is a brain disorder and can be managed with appropriate behavioral and pharmacological interventions. Cocaine is a stimulant drug, which causes euphoria, hyperactivity, disinhibition, sexual arousal an...  Read Full »

Why does my breathlessness get worse when cocaine wears off?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking cocaine once a week for 20 years and on the 1st of last month, I started getting a cough and breathless. It was getting worse when the cocaine wore off. Anyway, I had an ECG which was clear and a 24-hour tape also clear. CT scan on lungs clear. Then I had an ultraso...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, cocaine has got a wide range of effects on the heart. So, hypokinesia means there is some damage to the heart which may be due to cocaine or may be due to coexistent coronary artery disease. So, you will need coronary angiography preferably, conventional and...  Read Full »

Is it true that cocaine can get attached to sperm and affect the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a question regarding Cocaine use. I have never used it before and did a few lines at a bachelor party. I clearly was not thinking and impregnated my wife within 24 to 48 hours of use. How concerning is this? I also had multiple drinks of alcohol. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The sperms ejaculated are formed 3 to 5 days before the actual sex process. If you have never used them before and used them only a few hours before sex, then there should be no problem of malformations in the baby. Neither is alcohol. I must emphasize, though, that as ...  Read Full »

I suspect developing a perforated septum. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Apologies for the detailed post but I want to make sure I cover everything. I have been having nasal problems since I used cocaine two weeks ago. I am not a regular user of any drug but have used cocaine three times in the past year, about 1 g per time. I have been concerned about a pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, if you stop using cocaine, perforation will not occur if your nose is healthy. It stops gradually. But you may need a course of steroid and nasal wash. It will repair but it depends on the severity of damage. Popping in the nose can be due to infection or drying. ...  Read Full »

Can taking cocaine two days early alter the LFT levels?

Query: Hello doctor, Could cocaine use two days before blood draw cause the LFTs (ALT=90 and AST=86) to be elevated? If so, how long of an abstinence period (not using cocaine) would be needed to get LFTs back down to normal levels?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Taking cocaine two days earlier can increase the LFTs. LFTs can also be raised due to many causes including liver infection, increased alcohol intake, intake of toxic chemicals including cocaine,...  Read Full »

My husband and I had cocaine but want to conceive. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive but my husband and I had cocaine a week ago. How long should my husband and I wait to safely continue to try to get pregnant? How long until it is out of our system? How long does cocaine stay in sperm? Thanks in advance.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Wellcome to There are few researches or studies on cocaine use by males and its effect on pregnancy. Few suggest that cocaine by itself has limited effects as most of the time it is taken along with other drugs or as a cocktail of alcohol and cigarette (tobacco). So, most of the...  Read Full »

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