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Poppers: Poppers are inhalants which contain alkyl nitrites. They have been used recreationally & have led to headaches, head pressure, dizziness, passing out, increased heart rate, nausea, shortness of breath, hearing loss, flushing, restlessness & brain damage. With overdose, a person could die. ...Read more
Is it "safe" to use asmall amount poppers as an way to avoid the vasoconstrictive effects of cocaiine?
Depends: If you are prescribed them for angina pectoris (cardiac chest pain) by a doctor who knows your history, and you use them correctly, they are quite safe, although they can cause headache, low blood pressure, fainting and other problems. If you are using it "recreationally," esp for sex, that is a whole other ballgame, and it is NOT safe. Heavy use can result in methemoglobinemia which can be lethal ...Read more
They're not ingested: but are inhaled nasally, but they are not recommended unless prescribed for you, generally for heart pain (angina). They cause low blood pressure and severe headache, fainting and, in some people, more serious problems. They are frequently used in gay sex for reduce rectal muscle tone and as an orgasmic "enhancer." They aren't good for you, particularly unprotected sex, hep B, HIV and STDs. ...Read more
Not normally: But large doses of poppers (a variety of different kinds of nitrites) can cause a condition where blood oxygen levels are reduced called methemoglobinemia. If this happens, chronically low oxygen levels can cause problems. However, this usually only occurs in overdoses of poppers. However, they are not healthy, particularly when used for excessive and compulsive sex activity in men. ...Read more
Could using poppers cause or contribute to retrograde ejaculation..Aka delayed ejaculation in men?
Not aware of this: Retrograde ejaculation is usually the result of some neurological disorder, particularly diabetes, but also tumors that infiltrate the nerves like prostate or lymphoma. The use of poppers together with drugs like viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis can result in low blood pressure with fainting, and rarely problems with hearing and sight. Poppers promote unhealthy hypersexuality and are not the best thing for you. ...Read more
No: poppers are not safe to inhale PERIOD! I am very concerned about their widespread use, and I have seen many severe complications, including a condition called methemoglobinemia which can cause profoundly low oxygen saturation causing tissue damage - including brain damage. It can profoundly lower blood pressure, and if you are on BP meds, can do that even more, causing a shock syndrome. ...Read more
Hello doctors, can using poppers cause or contribute to retrograde ejaculation..aka delayed ejaculation in men?
I looked it up: On Wikipedia: Swallowing or aspirating the liquid can prove fatal...Common side-effects of popper use include headaches, and in some cases temporary erectile problems. Other risks include burns if spilled on skin. It is also dangerous if used w' Viagra (sildenafil). Why take risks? Talk to a physician or a psychologist about whatever sexual issues you are concerned about. ...Read more
Dangers of "poppers(rush)" to help with anal sex with another man. provided both are d/d free and a condom and lube are used.?
Alkyl nitrites: Poppers or alkyl nitrites will cause you to flush and feel warm. It is a mechanism like nitroglycerine used for angina. I can only imagine problems but am not an expert in this. I see where on line you can buy this but they do not give the exact ingredients. Remember, everything can be toxic when taken in high doses. Maybe another doctor will help me out for your question. ...Read more
Are "poppers" legal in the US? If so, which are safe to use before anal sex (if any). What is the best recommendation besides condoms for gay sex?
Depends . . .: I believe there are different types of poppers eg nitrites (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppers), so I can't comment on the different versions. However, I wanted to point out that we don't recommend using PDE-5 inhibitors such as Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Staxyn & Viagra in conjunction w/nitrites & nitrates as this may lower blood pressure excessively causing one to pass out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are poppers (amyle nitrate) bad for health? I have prostate cancer (seeds implanted for ext beam radiation) and started poppers once a week.
Why: Are you doing that? If for the very brief high experience its a very bad idea for you. At 82 years old the significant blood flow and heart rate increase could put you at risk for a heart attack or stoke. In appropriate ingestion can cause serious medical conditions and even death. Talk to your doctor about it. There are other options to boost energy. ...Read more
Has there ever been a documented human case of lung cancer due to the inhaling of poppers?also, if pain from mets has been 18 months would othershow?
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Hmmm... cherries...: The "cherry is popped" is an ongoing myth. In the modern world, one should not be thinking of cherries (except the Bing, Ranier, and other varieties found at the farmers' market), and one should not be thinking of "popping cherries". So, a person is a virgin until he/she has sex for the first time. For a teen girl, after she starts having sex, it is really easy for her to get pregnant. ...Read more