psa bike riding ? ed ??

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cvc
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   Posted 4/20/2011 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been riding about a year now about 20 to 30 miles everyday. I have a Seras seat with the cutout. I have noticed some ed type problems..Getting or more maintaining the big E.
My ? is 2 fold;
1) can bike riding CAUSE a problem for my enlarged prostate and should I expect a PSA rise above my current .99 ?
 
2) Also is this the cause of my E problem and what to do ??
 
I am 52 yrs old.. Healthy except had a heart stent 6 months ago but flew thru my echo stress test last week and all looks fine...
 
Ideas, help or similar experiances appreciated..

davidg
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   Posted 4/20/2011 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Bike riding can cause non cancer related prostate issue and elevated PSAs. My urologist told me this when I first started this process. I did spin everyday and assumed my elevated PSA was a result of that. They had me stop spin, sex before my second psa test.

I do not think bike riding can cause ED.
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)

AJCC stage: pT2 NO MX

tatt2man
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   Posted 4/20/2011 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I would check with an urologist regarding possible prosatistis or UTI - constant aggravation of the prostate area may affect your PSA level - also blood flow may be affected

- it has been stated to avoid physical activity affecting the prostate - sex, **********, horseback riding, bike riding, a Doctor's DRE, etc - two to 3 days prior to the PSA test.
I would try cutting back on the riding - give your prostate a break and see if there is any change.

all the best.
BRONSON
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA:10/06/09 3.86
Biopsy:10/16/09- 2 of 12 cancerous, 5% involvement -Gleason 7 (3+4)
Radical Prostatectomy:11/18/09
Pathology:pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA:04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/11 -0.02 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/12- TBA

North49
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   Posted 4/20/2011 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I have read that bike riding can cause ED. The pressure on the perineum can injure the nerves and blood vessels that are responsible for an erection. Proper cycling togs, proper seat and getting out of the saddle from time to time all help to give that area a break.

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=84072
Age 54
PSA 5.6
Diagnosed Sept. 2010
Biopsy T2b/c Gleason 7, 4+3
RRP Dec. 2010
Pathology pT3a, Gleason 7, 3+4, 20% PCa Negative margins, lymph nodes and seminal vesicles
No further treatment recommended.
3 month post-op PSA 03/2011 <0.01

Post Edited (North49) : 4/20/2011 8:15:55 PM (GMT-6)


davidg
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   Posted 4/20/2011 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah, just saw a bunch of links about that. a 2007 Harvard study says it can cause temporary ED for guys who log more than 100 miles a week.

Also saw a 1999 article that says there is no connection. Who knows.

I didn't realize cyclists get numb so often in the groin area that they commonly use the term "numb nuts" to describe it. I use it for other purposes.
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)

AJCC stage: pT2 NO MX

cvc
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Total Posts : 367
   Posted 4/21/2011 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
yea my uro said before if you get numb stand awhlie. Im hoping its a short term thing. I ssume i should hold off for a few days before getting my psa ????  I am hoping that the biking will not raise my psa permenently if at all

gibson00
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   Posted 4/21/2011 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm an active 'roadie'. Been bike racing on and off for 20 years.
First, the saddles with the cutout in the middle are mostly gimmick.

The thing that really determines whether or not a saddle will support you properly, and not cause pressure points (like on your prostate/perennial area), is whether or not it properly supports your sit bones. The back of the saddle needs to be wide enough that it supports them, rather than let them fall off to the side, resulting in pressure points.

Also, proper good quality padded bike shorts are a must. Bike seats are not the primary source of cusioning for your privates, contrary to popular belief. It is the pad in the bike shorts that does that. That is why bike racers can be comfortable for hours on very minimal, hard bike seats, because they have proper bike shorts.

And yeah, it doesn't hurt to force your self to change positions often while riding, get out of the saddle often to get the blood flowing down there. Also make sure your seat is not too high. That can cause too much pressure as well.

Cheers

English Alf
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   Posted 4/21/2011 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I live in Holland so plenty of cycling every day.
I also use a bike for routine journeys and not simply for exercise, thus I get off after 10 to 15 minutes and don't normally get numb etc, but if I take a long ride then I also get off reguarly to ease things. You can also give the area some respite by standing on your pedals (eg to go up hill or sprint)
I asked the docs here about special saddles. They said that a saddle with a hole was likely to be worse than a normal wide padded one as you would increase the pressure on the edges.

Alf
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