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Here's a "sensitive" issue...(7 posts)

Here's a "sensitive" issue...Sean OConnor
Apr 7, 2003 4:59 AM
How long do you have to stay off the bike after a vasectomy?Do you have to slowly work back up to previous time in the saddle? Any point in saddle change or position change?
not from personal experienceJS Haiku Shop
Apr 7, 2003 5:40 AM
but i have had 3 friends in that situation--none "avid" cyclists, but more weekend warriors or casual triathletes. one was back on the bike in 2 weeks, no changes to bike setup or ride style. the other two had complications and avoided any physical activity for months. this is not an indication of the safety of the procedure, just bad luck--but FWIW.

-J
re: Worried about infertility?dzrider
Apr 7, 2003 6:46 AM
I had one and got back on the bike as soon as the stitches came out. At that point I didn't change anything about my saddle and noticed no discomfort.
Same experience. No problems (nm)Chainstay
Apr 7, 2003 3:58 PM
personal experiencePaulCL
Apr 7, 2003 7:26 AM
Don't push it. I made a mistake...I felt fine on the Wednesday following a Friday big "V" - so I rode 35 miles that morning. That night, I felt as if someone had kicked me in the crotch. No sleep, sick to my stomach with pain. Give it at least a week. You may feel fine, 'they' may feel fine in a few days, but they need time to heal. My stitched fell out on their own.

No change in saddle position or the saddle itself. I think I was back on the bike without discomfort in about ten days. But, everybody is different.

The worst part about the "v" is having to go back into the doctor to give him 'samples' to make sure you're shootin blanks.
ha...that brings me backColnagoFE
Apr 7, 2003 8:21 AM
shooting blanks. my doc at least let me do the "collection" at home so it wasn't like i had to do it in the docs waiting room over a copy of hustler, but it was tough getting the timing right to catch it all in the jar they gave you (now there's an image for all of youse this morning). took me 3-4 times before the all-clear was given. those little buggers didn't want to give up too easily i guess.
listen to the docColnagoFE
Apr 7, 2003 8:17 AM
wear the jock. dont rush it. the bike will be waiting for you. if you don't believe me then ride right away and you'll know what real pain is.