Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Northwest Ohio
Bikes: Schwinns and Miyatas
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Originally Posted by flan48
Before you get too panicky, I can relate to you my experience:
In June of last year my PSA suddenly spiked from my normal 2.3/2.4 to 4.8. The 4.8 in of itself is not that terrible, the concern is the large jump. The urologist suggested a re-test in 1 month. He did say that cycling could cause an irritation of the prostate. So for 5 days prior to the re-test I stayed off of the bike and, wala, a PSA of 2.4.
Then 6 months later, and this past June I went through the same routine and sure enough, the PSA is at 2.4.
So, assuming your doctor will prescribe a retesting, stay off of the bike for 4 or 5 days prior to the test and see what happens. We're all different and our bodies react differently, so while to many cycling has no effect on them in terms of the nether regions, it does to others.
I trust this helps.
Good luck and best regards
Your PSA is nicely in the "normal" range. That's great! I was just re-tested and my PSA is still in the high 8. 5 range. Not much of a change from the 8.8 result about 6 months ago. I'm going to try the new Brooks C15 Cambium Carved seat to see if I get get some comfort from that style of seat. It's a rubber shell that is supposed to have great "flex" compared to the leather models, so I'm going to try it to get back on my my again. Hope it works. I'll be having another PSA test later in 2017, so I should get some "seat time" to see what that does to the results.