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Old 03-03-07, 08:46 AM   #26
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I was riding 4 days after the biopsy and 3 weeks after having my prostate removed. Haven't had any problems. Two weeks seems pretty long after a biopsy.
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Old 03-03-07, 04:26 PM   #27
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Don't want to get into a gender comparison about who's got the worse procedure going, but I think the prostate biopsy has got mammograms beat.

The best description for men that I heard of having a mammogram was something like this: Imagine taking your testicles, pulling them as far from body as you could, then having them sqeezed, not so gently, between 2 flat plates of cold glass. Hold that position for 2 to 5 minutes.
I have to agree wit'cha about the neecle thing for men. I wouldn't want it done to me.

And that mammogram description of yours seems prettttt-ty accurate.
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Old 03-04-07, 11:19 AM   #28
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I rode my velomobile from the doctors office, didn't think to ask if he approved. If you feel comfortable, you shouldn't have a problem after a BM or two.
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Old 03-04-07, 02:46 PM   #29
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I was riding 4 days after the biopsy and 3 weeks after having my prostate removed. Haven't had any problems. Two weeks seems pretty long after a biopsy.
Was this a laproscopic operation? Seems pretty speedy.
Three weeks after, I still looked like I had been hit with an axe.
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Old 03-06-07, 07:22 PM   #30
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Just wanted to let you all know that my biopsy was negative for cancer. Thanks for your concern. Also, I have been allowed back on my bike. Whoohoo!
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Old 03-06-07, 07:37 PM   #31
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Terrific on both accounts!
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Old 03-07-07, 03:26 PM   #32
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Was this a laproscopic operation? Seems pretty speedy.
Three weeks after, I still looked like I had been hit with an axe.
Yes, with the Da Vinci robot. After 5 weeks I'm still not up to the miles I was doing before the surgery but almost.
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Old 03-16-07, 04:49 PM   #34
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I was just informed I will need to undergo the same needle treatment May 1st. My doc told me the same thing only he added "no sex for two weeks either" No one above mentioned anything about that. I guess it's like riding a bike eh.
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Old 03-16-07, 09:29 PM   #35
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Best of luck cgallagh. It is not much fun but is definitely endurable. I hope your results come out as good as mine.
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Old 03-16-07, 09:43 PM   #36
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Thank you for the good thoughts. I will post the results when I get them.
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I got the results today and they were negative for cancer . Seems my prostate is larger than most. Not due to anything other than that is what it is. I also have some calcification. My doctor told me I need to have a PSA and a one finger wave annually until some time when I think I will be dead within ten years. At that point I can just forget about it. We both laughed at that.

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Old 05-11-07, 01:59 AM   #38
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It's not a big deal. You are given some local anesthesia to numb things up, so you don't feel any pain.
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OK - me next for the biopsy on 10Aug. It's encouraging to see there are negatives as well as people back on their bikes after RPs. My group does the robotic RP, so if necessary I might have it better than an open surgery.

Just wondering how one wears Depends in bike shorts - maybe a super-think chammois? Seriously, that incontinence risk is what really bugs me. But I guess experience and technical execution by the doc makes all the difference, so I'm going to check some batting averages.
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Old 07-20-07, 08:12 PM   #40
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I hope I never have any procedure done to me which is described using terms like "core sample". Damn.

Good luck with the results, sv_ted.
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Worse than that. The prostate is biopsied through the rectum. The prostate needle biopsy is one of the more barbaric, painful procedures modern medicine has going. Sounds like you sailed through it though, sv_ted.

I'd listen to your doctor. There can be post-biopsy bleeding and riding your bike would only confuse the issue should a problem arise like bleeding or pain. Here's hoping it doesn't and here's hoping your results turn up nothing but healthy protate tissue.
I had my biopsy three weeks ago. It's embarassing and undignified, but it didn't hurt. More like getting snapped by a small rubberband 12 times. Even got to watch it on the ultrasound monitor.
Dr had said no riding for 4 or 5 days, but I had more bleeding than expected (clot gave way) so I took a week and a half off from riding.

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You could probably go out and buy a recumbent with a Comfy Chair seat and ride it for 2 weeks with no problem.
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Old 05-18-16, 04:22 PM   #43
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Well I hate to start this thread over again but I go in on Monday for a needle biopsy too. The finger exam felt a nodule on the right side and they want to make sure its nothing. My PSA was low so that's good and only slightly enlarged. I hope I can do this 50 mile ride with my son the same week on Saturday I wonder if I should re-schedule.
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Replying to several comments.

12 core samples seems the norm based on my doctor.

First time had 12 core samples and cycled home. No cancer but 2 samples with less than normal cells.

Second one a few years later - 14 core samples - 2 extra samples in the areas less than normal. No cancer and all samples normal. Much more discomfort for this one, so I waited for the next day to cycle.

Never asked the doctor about cycling and had no problems. But I did use the bicycle with the softest Brooks saddle.
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Well I hate to start this thread over again but I go in on Monday for a needle biopsy too. The finger exam felt a nodule on the right side and they want to make sure its nothing. My PSA was low so that's good and only slightly enlarged. I hope I can do this 50 mile ride with my son the same week on Saturday I wonder if I should re-schedule.
I had that biopsy a few years ago. I took the day off from work, and my wife drove me to the procedure, but IIRC after that I was back to normal. I was back on my bike the next work day. Of course, my commute isn't 50 miles, and I suspect your doctor will tell you not to do such a long ride for a couple weeks. But I'd probably do it.
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I'm surprised by the 2 week recommendation. I recently had a trans-urethral prostate resection, which is a much more invasive procedure, involving boring out a wider path in an enlarged prostate to alleviate a urinary blockage, and it involves general anesthesia and requires an overnight hospitalizatiion. I was back on the bike after that in 2 weeks, with only very slight discomfort the first few days, and no side effects at all riding for 90-120 minutes by 3 weeks post surgery. After that experience, I would have guessed 2-3 days recovery for a needle biopsy would be sufficient, certainly no more than a week.
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I just got a call from the doctor answering my question about recovery time. According to him, he said "You can ride a bike whenever you feel like you can. If it doesn't cause pain or discomfort for you...ride away". So there you have it. I will ride next Saturday and if I can't finish my 50 miler event I will call the wife to pick me up. The procedure is a Monday morning and I suspect I should be okay by Saturday morning.
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