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I apologize for the nature of this question but I really didn't know who to ask. Last week I did cocaine (and a small amount of LSD). For almost a week now I've been bleeding a little. It's dark brown and unusual. Does anyone know if this could be related to coke?
If it's a browny dark colour it means the blood flow is really light, and has traveled relatively far - so it's unlikely to be any kind of vaginal damage.
Often it gets like that at the beginning/end of menstruation. Your regular menstruation can be affected by things like the pill and other forms of female contraception, weight-loss, stress, pregnancy, and other things. Sometimes irregularities occur for no reason, and some women NEVER have regular menstruation. All are considered normal so try not to stress.
I doubt it has anything to do with the coke or LSD you had on the weekend.
If it suddenly gets heavier, or is accompanied by pain go straight to the doc.
If it keeps going for yet another week, maybe just for peace of mind go to the doc.
Bleeding and abnormal blood discharge can be a cause for concern. However, you know your body and if this happens on occasion, then it may be something familiar. Not sure if waiting a week is the best thing, but rather after a few days if things haven't cleared up or this isn't the prelude to a normal period, then best go see a physician. Internal bleeding or injury can be quite serious and should be examined by a proper medical professional.
Mr. Hamster isn't familiar with this occurring with cocaine use, though it would be impossible for him to experience it first hand as his anatomy isn't constructed as such. He also doesn't know of any female hamsters or chinchillas this has ever happened to, either that or they just didn't tell him of such.
Please do not wait too long playing the hero, or minimizing the event as "something which will pass." There could be many more things than just the poly drug use which could cause this and some may even be serious and potentially life threatening such as initial stages of cervical cancer.
Don't want to alarm, but best see a medical professional sooner rather than later.
Please update this thread and keep everyone here informed as to the outcome of this situation. We are all concerned and would like to know that everything is alright.
My pet star was quite the opposite...once she started smoking crack, she didn't get her period for 6 months! No spotting, not one drop of blood. She was scared to death that her crackhead BF got her pregnant, but luckily that wasn't the case. It took about 3 months of being clean before her period came back.
I've always thought that any drug has the potential to cause a hormonal change and certain abnormalities that can effect the menstrual cycle.
I have issues when I am prescribed certain medication causing hormonal imbalances.
I was intriged about the effects cocaine might have after reading your post because I used to be a very heavy cocaine user and have always had problems with my cycle.
As it turns out a lot of research has been done in labs regarding how cocaine seems to effect the female cycle and there is proof that cocaine cause abnormalities.
I have copied the first bit here and have attached below if anyone wants to read more.
I wouldn't worry about minor spotting to be honest, the time you should get it checked out is when you also experience pain, swelling or heavier bleeding. But if you are worried then it won't do any harm to get things looked at
Originally Posted by Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Centre
Cocaine stimulates gonadotropin (luteinizing hormone) release
from the anterior pituitary in humans and in rhesus
monkeys, but its acute effects on ovarian steroid hormones
are unknown. The acute effects of cocaine and placebo on
estradiol and progesterone were studied in 13 drug-naive
female rhesus monkeys during the mid-follicular (days 8–10)
and the mid-luteal (days 21–23) phases of the menstrual
cycle. Each monkey was her own control under cocaine and
placebo conditions. Samples for ovarian steroid hormone
analysis were collected before and at 15-min intervals for
300 min after cocaine or placebo administration. In follicular
phase females, estradiol levels increased significantly within
15 min after cocaine (0.8 mg/kg i.v.) administration (P , .008)
but did not change after placebo administration. Estradiol
remained significantly above baseline for 45 min (P , .002–
0.02). In contrast, in mid-luteal phase females, estradiol did
not change after cocaine or placebo administration. Basal
progesterone levels did not change after cocaine or placebo
administration in either mid-follicular or mid-luteal phase
females. After hCG (500 I.U. i.m.) was administered to midluteal
phase females, cocaine (0.4 and 0.8 mg/kg i.v.) and
placebo administration did not increase or decrease estradiol
or progesterone. One implication of these findings is that
cocaine-induced increases in follicular phase estradiol levels
could disrupt folliculogenesis and contribute to the menstrual
cycle abnormalities observed during chronic cocaine
So very glad to have found this thread...eases my mind that others have had similar experiences and posted such. I can absolutely attest that heavy crack binging alters the female menstrual cycle, at least is does for my ex-best friend. After several days of indulging, my ex-best friend will ALWAYS experience a day or two of vaginal bleeding. We're not talking a day or two on smoke, when the train de-rails it's 4 - 6 days 'til the train finally wrecks. On or about day 3 or 4, there is a insatiable increase in sexual arousal. Nearly immediately after this urge is satisfied, the bleeding begins. The physical act that brings the sexual relief changes...sometimes self administered and sometimes finding some strange. I do not think that my ex's bleeding is caused by the sexual acts, as the nature of the activities are random. The blood is bright red, and kinda thin or watery, if you will. Not anything like her regualr cycles. There is some heightened concerns because several years ago she had undergone treatment for cerival cancer, so as you can imagine, there is some fear about the bleeing being an indicator that the cancer has returned. However, due to the consistency in when the bleeding is experienced, I would have to blame it on the drug use. Lacking any health insurance has prevented a visit to the gyno, but she was recently informed that planned parenthood is a good source for low-cost female check-ups, so I am urging her to go and rule out that the cancer has returned. Rhetorically speaking, which is better? Crack addiction or cervical cancer? Both offer the host a slow, tortured death.
recurrent vaginal bleeding when you're not on your period could be a sign of chlamydia/gonorrhea. among probably a million other things, but don't be afraid to get tested, it goes away quickly with antibiotics, and prolonging this could cause infertility. you can have chlamydia/gonorrhea without the burning urination you've probably heard associated with an sti. so just because it doesn't burn when you pee doesn't mean you don't have it.