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    Hemorrhoids

    Anyone ever develop piles or hemorrhoids from cycling?

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    A good friend of mine who is a long time cyclist developed hemorrhoids (not sure why tho) & it was cancerous, if you have them, have them checked. Had his removed & no problem since. Still on his bike & doing fine 2 years later.

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    Actually before I had surgery 7 years ago cycling helped reduce them and push everything back in.

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    makes your ass sore for sure.

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    Got them from the desk job. Never 'cured'. Biking helps except when flare-up.

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    See, this is why this forum is so special. Hemmorhoids, colonoscopies, bikes.....

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    Maybe it's just me, but between this and T. Al's recent thread, am I sensing a developing pattern here?

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    I've got this maddening itchy rash in a very private place. Should I post some pics?
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    Perhaps a saddle with a relief hole?

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    The answer to the problem is to “tuck up” when you sit down either on a chair or a saddle. By this I mean to bring your butt cheeks as close together as you can. This can also be done by rocking a little side to side while trying to get your cheeks as much under you as possible as you are sitting down. This will “cure” them if you have them or keep you from getting them. People who do this naturally don’t get the problem.

    The problem comes from stretching the sensitive skin in your butt. By relieving the stretching problem they will either go away or not happen.

    Hope this makes you feel better.

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    It always amazes me that there are so many ******** on internet forums who think they are comedians. Honest informed answers are always appreciated better with that as a background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiftbikes View Post
    It always amazes me that there are so many ******** on internet forums who think they are comedians. Honest informed answers are always appreciated better with that as a background.
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    Here is some info

    http://www.crhsystem.com/crh_oregan_...d_banding.html

    And when mine got bad enough had this procedure.
    http://pphsurgery.net/hemorrhoid-pph-surgery-video/

    10 days later I was back on the bike and no problems.

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    Just pucker up and ride. As honest at it gets. It only matters if you get them? Enjoy the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swiftbikes View Post
    It always amazes me that there are so many ******** on internet forums who think they are comedians. Honest informed answers are always appreciated better with that as a background.
    Sounds like you got 'em. Me too, and I wanted real info here, but alas, this is just an online forum, and most participants are jerks. I see you are new here, and probably expected people to actually be supportive and 'real' most of the time. I once actually thought that.

    If you want better and realer info, check out the similar topic over at roadbikereview.com

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    If you want a serious response you might get better results by asking your question in a serious manner. Try using more than one sentence and you may get the information your looking for.

    Any mature individual that has been around this Forum for any length of time is fully aware that we often share personal medical issues here. Sometimes looking for advise and sometimes just looking for a little camaraderie. Many of us have prayed for and consoled members on this forum during times of personal strife and even the loss of loved ones.

    Other times we like to lighten up the mood with a touch of humor. I truely thought your post was one of those. I guess I'm glad I didn't jump in with a humorous response like I normally try to do.

    I was actually thinking of thanking you for providing me with a much needed laugh as life has been a touch depressing as of late. Since Feb. we have buried one brother-in-law, nursed a brother through recovery from a minor stroke, and now another brother is facing renal failure with a rather dim prognosis, all while battling my bride's secondary progressive M.S.

    I hope your butt feels better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Affixed View Post
    Sounds like you got 'em. Me too, and I wanted real info here, but alas, this is just an online forum, and most participants are jerks. I see you are new here, and probably expected people to actually be supportive and 'real' most of the time. I once actually thought that.

    If you want better and realer info, check out the similar topic over at roadbikereview.com
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    The short answer to your question is no.

    Hemorrhoids are varicose veins that are caused by excess pressure on the rectal veins which can be caused by sitting for long periods at a time or by obesity. There are other causes which I won't go into but since the question has to do with cycling, there are a few things to consider.

    If your bike is properly fitted, the amount of weight that is on the saddle is far less than that on a chair. You didn't say what kind of bike or saddle you would be riding on but regardless of that, I can't see how you can develop hemorrhoids unless you are sitting bolt upright on a flat unpadded saddle riding with no hands. When sitting on a road saddle, your sit bones are on the saddle so there shouldn't be any excess pressure on the veins. Your weight will be distributed differently from a chair on any other saddle and from I've heard, you won't develop problems that way either.

    If you already have them, then it's possible to make them worse if you have a badly fitted saddle.

    I've had problems with them for years and cycling hasn't made them worse.

    I think that should answer your question

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncbikers View Post
    The pleasure comes from stretching the sensitive skin in your butt.
    Fixed that for you.

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    Maybe get a boyfriend?......

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