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    Cycling and rear end health (may be a little bit TMI)

    Hey guys,

    I've decided to get a trainer for the winter so i can ride the days that it is either too cold or raining outside. Yesterday was the first try and I am glad to say I like it and it is tough work. However, today I woke up with pain in my bottom. After getting a bit worse during the day I actually found out I got a hemorrhoid .

    Do trainers give hemorrhoids!? Jokes aside... is this something that happens with riding? It is not fun
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    "Do trainers give hemorrhoids!?"

    Yours does.

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    Sorry for laughing to myself when I read this.

    all I can tell you is I have put 7 hours on the trainer in the last week and don't have any. I can say my but hurts more, but it's because I was not standing like I do outside. After I started standing for a few minutes every fifteen minutes, even that went away.

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    I ride the trainer for a minimum of an hour each week and so far, no issues like that. People do tend to get sweatier on trainers and hygene becomes more important to avoid saddle sores and the like.
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    Been on rides on the road, on the rollers, and in a trainer. No 'roids here. So not sure. Basic causes for 'roids are rushing/forcing bowel movements either by pushing too hard, diarrhea, or constipation, or being pregnant, or when you're excessively overweight and pushing too hard with ab muscles downward. I'm a big clyde and I've been riding for a long time, but no symptoms here. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    "Do trainers give hemorrhoids!?"

    Yours does.

    46,000 miles and zero.....
    You have put 46K miles on a trainer? Good Lord man...you ARE a Stoic.
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    Sometimes I feel pain when using the trainer, but it's because of the angle. I mount the bike on the Mag and it points down slightly, and I start feeling pain; but then when I remember what's going on and put a brick under the front wheel to level the machine the pain goes away. I have Roids, but eating a lot of fiber (so there's little "straining" down there) keeps them manageable.
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    Diet and genetics are probably bigger factors.
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    Well I guess it is not the bike but rather what I ate for thanksgiving. For some reason I thought I was pulling so hard on the trainer that my butt hole popped.
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    I doubt if they cause hemorrhoids but I'm sure they can irritate them if you are prone to them anyway. Check with your doc and probably stay off the trainer until the inflammation has gone away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vesteroid View Post
    Sorry for laughing to myself when I read this.

    all I can tell you is I have put 7 hours on the trainer in the last week and don't have any. I can say my but hurts more, but it's because I was not standing like I do outside. After I started standing for a few minutes every fifteen minutes, even that went away.
    Your bring up a common "problem" with trainers that some people new to them don't recognize. I think your body tends to be stationary when on a trainer than when you are on the road. You don't stand as much and don't lift up from the saddle to avoid bumps.

    As for sweating more, when I use a trainer I position a powerful floor fan in front of me to simulate the cooling effect from moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    I think your body tends to be stationary when on a trainer than when you are on the road. You don't stand as much and don't lift up from the saddle to avoid bumps.
    Absolutely right. In fact, stationary trainer riding is the only time I get numbness in the crotchal area (that's a physiological term if no one recognizes it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myosmith View Post
    I doubt if they cause hemorrhoids but I'm sure they can irritate them if you are prone to them anyway. Check with your doc and probably stay off the trainer until the inflammation has gone away.
    Well I am glad to say that even though I kept doing the trainer my rear end is getting better.

    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    Your bring up a common "problem" with trainers that some people new to them don't recognize. I think your body tends to be stationary when on a trainer than when you are on the road. You don't stand as much and don't lift up from the saddle to avoid bumps.

    As for sweating more, when I use a trainer I position a powerful floor fan in front of me to simulate the cooling effect from moving.
    Yup, I learned the hard way...

    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    Absolutely right. In fact, stationary trainer riding is the only time I get numbness in the crotchal area (that's a physiological term if no one recognizes it).
    hhmmm... I get the numb crotch quite often. Me no likey,

    Quote Originally Posted by bwilliams View Post
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    HA!

    I was thinking if such a device as the one pictured below would cure or prevent my hemorrhoid issues...

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