|riding after a vasectomy? 6 weeks off bike?||striker|
Dec 9, 2003 2:34 AM
|I'm scheduled to get fixed (I wish it was a fixed gear) and both the doctor and literature both say to stop exercising for 6 weeks, especially cycling.
Does anyone have any experience here? I'm thinking a couple weeks while the small incision heals up?
Plenty of room for jokes on this post and I can use a good laugh, but I'm looking for some good advice too.
thanks for replying,
|Found a discussion on it||hrv|
Dec 9, 2003 7:57 AM
|Scheduled to have one in about a month and if I really thought about it would have had it done in October. Might have to wait until next year, since the thought of taking 2 or more weeks off the bike, now, sounds more painful than the procedure.
Here's a link to a discussion on cyclingnews.com; it shows everyone heals differently, some could ride in a couple of days, some much longer:
|re: riding after a vasectomy? 6 weeks off bike?||Overhill|
Dec 9, 2003 11:36 AM
|Ouch! I still remember. I was back on a trainer in a few days, riding EASY. It was in January, and at that time I didn't ride much outside in winter, but was able to go pretty hard [no pun intended], within a week to 10 days. Remember, there is a vas deferens between before and after. Good luck.|
|isn't it easier just to wait until menopause?||wolfereeno|
Dec 10, 2003 12:36 AM
|Although I've heard having nuts removed is good for tour riding....
Ok, sorry. just being a d*ck. Good luck.
|I waited 3 days and went for it.................||BIG RING|
Dec 10, 2003 1:45 PM
|I had the procedure on a Friday at 10 am. Sat in bed the whole rest of the day with iced nuts. Saturday barely moved, iced the nuts. Up a little more Sunday and less ice. Monday at work with a little tightness, little to no swelling. 24 MILE TUESDAY MORNING CLUB RIDE NO PROBLEM. No problems since. mnost of the guys said they were in pain for a week or two. I don't know if my Doc was better or what, I simply saw no reason to wait. USE ICE, soon it gets numb.|
|I'm hoping for the same||hrv|
Dec 10, 2003 2:21 PM
|Have it on a Friday, plan to be a f*****g hammerhead the week before:group rides, hill repeats, tt intervals,century, etc. Will be begging for a week off the bike!
|re: riding after a vasectomy? 6 weeks off bike?||blownpupil|
Dec 10, 2003 7:20 PM
|1 week no sex, 1 week no exercise are the instructions I got.
This assumes no complications arise during that week.
I also think you won't WANT to be on the bike that soon for comfort reasons. There's no medical reason you couldn't if the procedure went well.
|re: riding after a vasectomy? 6 weeks off bike?||victorthewombat|
Dec 12, 2003 6:39 AM
|my experience was 3 weeks. Its not something you want to mess with as you realise now all that down there is quite fragile.|| |