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Old 12-30-16, 09:09 PM   #17
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I had a high PSA reading this Spring on a Prostate exam. The doctors have told me to stay off of my bike! Needless to say...I don't like that advice! I'm used to riding an average of 1,500 to 2,000 miles during the riding season in Ohio. I've reluctantly obeyed the doctors advice, but I miss my bike! Does anyone out there have any advice on an alternate style saddle that would relieve the pressure off of the Nether Region which in turn should relieve pressure off of the prostate gland. I have been using a Brooks B-17 for several years now, and find it to be comfortable. I know there are some "new" saddle designs out there, and wonder if anyone has tried a saddle out of the ordinary due to similar Nether Region problems. All comments/suggestions are very welcome.
Riding before PSA testing can raise the PSA. I was scheduled for a PSA exam, and the urologist told me to stay of the bike for 5 days before the exam. I forgot about his instructions and rode 2 back to back 50 milers the 2 days before the exam. Sure enough, it raised my PSA by about 50%. Ask your urologist what is his objective of keeping you of the bike. If it is to get an good PSA estimate, a much shorter time might be appropriate.

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