cycling and incontinence

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Arch
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   Posted 4/26/2011 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been cycling for exercise the past few months and notice when I do long rides my incontinence rises. Typically if I do a 20 km ride I'll leak a bit more but can sometimes keep it at my 1 pad per day level. Earlier this week I did a 40 km ride and next day went through 3 pads. Today I`m back to about 1 third of a light pad.
 
Anyone have any idea if I`m hurting myself and my continence, I use a seat with the groove for anatomy to keep pressure off the perinium but I admit it sometimes does go numb down there when on long rides. I love the road bike and would hate to lose it.
 
I`d like opinions and experiences of others if you`re a cyclist.
 
thanks
 
r
age 56
PSA 5.5
Biopsy, both lobes PCa
Gleason 3/4=7
open RP May 18, 2010
Pathology: 15% involved, lymph nodes and v. d. clear, margins clear
June 3-10 10-12 pads/day
2 months 8 pads/day
Aug 1, 2010 5-6 pads/day
Aug 20, 2010 3-5 pads per day
Aug 16, 3 month PSA: undetectable
Sept 22, 2 pads a day
Oct 12, PSA 0.03
Dec 1.5 pads a day
ED OK with no drugs Dec 2010

North49
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   Posted 4/26/2011 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I too am a cyclist, mountain biker though and had no issues with incontinence. In fact I think getting back on the bike has helped because mountain biking works the core muscles which may help the voluntary sphincter to get stronger.
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

F8
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   Posted 4/26/2011 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
i incurred a chronic perineal injury years ago from cycling.  i gave up the sport for a few years but eventually returned after discovering the spiderflex saddle which puts no pressure on the perineal region.  i tried other saddles but the spiderflex was the best. 
 
ed
 
 
age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

Sparrowhawk
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   Posted 4/27/2011 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Arch,
I'm an avid bicyclist, Road, Mountain, anywhere. If your butt is getting numb, I'd suggest readjusting your saddle. Keep it level with the ground, and probably move it forward a bit. It can take a while to get things just right. I'd make some adjustments before investing in a new saddle.
31 Jan 11 "Cyst" found on prostrate during Colonoscpy.
28 Feb 11 Biopsy of Prostrate; Malignat Neoplasm of Prostrate.
Rt: 30-40% LT: 5% Gleason Score 3+4=7 Both sides.
PSA: 2.16 "Very Stable over time."
15 Mar 11 Bone and Cat Scans completed- Normal
Large Prostrate: 4.9 x 4.0 cm

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/27/2011 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I ride a road bike and agree adjust the saddle. I am investigating the Adamo Saddle. A buddy of mine said I can try his out before I spring for a new one that may not be any better. Do a google search and check it out.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

Arch
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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 4/27/2011 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Sparrowhawk, I've known about these saddles for a while and have a friend with one...maybe I'll borrow it but I read reviews that without the "horn" of the saddle you tend to be unstable.
 
Corvetteman, this looks interesting, if you try your friends please let me know how it feels.
 
I've been carrying an alan key for seat adjustment on all my rides so I've been tweaking the saddle postion for a while now. I'm currently using a Body Geometry saddle.
 
thanks for the input
 
r

Sparrowhawk
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   Posted 4/27/2011 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Arch, 
  One thought on borrowing a saddle, it's been broken in for someone else's butt!  Although it may be a starting point on finding a better fit.  On a road bike I personally wouldn't skip having a horn, sharp turns and 100 psi skinny tires don't fair well without your butt and upper inner legs having a firm grip.  Then again you may not be doing circuit riding.
  I have an "open" style saddle (looks very similar to you Body Geometry) on my hybrid, works very well to keep the added pressure off the lower end.
  Try to move the saddle forward and keep the widest part under your hip bones.
Tilt the saddle downwards very slightly, if your hands get numb it's down to much.
  This is the hardest part of a bicycle to get adjusted properly. Saddle height is another factor that maybe causing you pain, often in this case it's set to high.  A good part of your weight is to be carried on the pedals and not the seat.  The lower you can make your center of gravity the better.   It's very expensive to keep buying and trying saddles until you find the right one.  If you have a good LBS that does fittings, go and get yourself one.

31 Jan 11 "Cyst" found on prostrate during Colonoscpy.
28 Feb 11 Biopsy of Prostrate; Malignat Neoplasm of Prostrate.
Rt: 30-40% LT: 5% Gleason Score 3+4=7 Both sides.
PSA: 2.16 "Very Stable over time."
15 Mar 11 Bone and Cat Scans completed- Normal
Large Prostrate: 4.9 x 4.0 cm

F8
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   Posted 4/27/2011 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
>>...maybe I'll borrow it but I read reviews that without the "horn" of the saddle you tend to be unstable.<<
 
only with your hands off the handlebars but you can do that too with a little work.  i remember the review that review that spawned that myth.  i think it was by ed pavelka.  i can do anything with the spiderflex that i could do with any other saddle...and in my prime i cycled 6k miles a year.
 
ed
age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

jake930
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   Posted 5/1/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
i ride also, but i ride recumbents. have done so for 14 years after i started having prostate problems. most recent bike is a recubent trike. no leakage problems, no back problems, no sore sholders or wrists. i have a mountian bike also wich i ride now and agin. but as far as a road bike i would never go back to an upright. blush
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