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Cycling w/ Vasectomy(11 posts)

Cycling w/ VasectomyJohn445
Nov 21, 2003 7:04 AM
How long before you would attempt to ride again? It's been three days and I'm getting jittery. Still having some mild uh, abdominal pain, but nothing earth shattering. Don't know how my things will react to being squished and slid back and forth on the seat though. Anyone with knowledge on this please respond before I attempt something I might should not.

John
What says your urologist?xrmattaz
Nov 21, 2003 7:16 AM
John, I would certainly go by what he/she says!

They either tied/burned or clipped the vas ends...hate to
see you "undo" what they did! You will definitely be rubbing somebodies hard work against a firm saddle.
Personal experiencePaulCL
Nov 21, 2003 7:31 AM
5 years ago. I got my V on a Friday afternoon and finally got on the bike the next Wednesday. I paid for it.

My docter had warned me to stay off the bike for minimum a week, but I ignored him. If I remember (and trying not to be too graphic), the vas deferens, which was cut, then tied off has a tendencey to calcify at the ends. Meaning, you might have what feels like two peas in your pod. Those little peas on a bikeseat could be uncomfortable.

I had no pain or discomfort during the ride. The night after I rode I felt as if someone had kicked me in the ...uh...boys. Everyone is different, but three days feels a like a little early, IMHO.

Paul
Found a link that talks about v. and cyclinghrv
Nov 21, 2003 7:56 AM
Just a group of cyclists talking about their experiences, highliting the fact that everyone recovers differently:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/letters/2002/vastectomy1.shtml

I'm planning to get one and now I wish I did it in October since there is a chance of needing 3 weeks off the bike. Ouch!

hrv
listen to the docColnagoFE
Nov 21, 2003 8:15 AM
your boys will be sorry if you don't. nuff said.
The day after the stitches disolved.dzrider
Nov 21, 2003 10:05 AM
I think the last of the knots was gone in 8 or 9 days and then I got on the bike. Ran prior to that without incident.
Thanks for the infoJohn445
Nov 21, 2003 10:28 AM
This board is amazing. Is there nothing we don't know? Or is is nothing we do know! :-)

Thanks again for the wealth of info in that link. I will be seeing my Doc today and getting the answers (professionally) to few more questions.

John
I'm 8 days post op at this timeAztec
Nov 21, 2003 10:35 AM
Doc said to avoid the bike for at least a week. I also play in a soccer league on Sundays and was told to skip last Sunday (2 days post op) but should probably be OK for this weekend.

Probably going to skip riding tomorrow and play soccer on Sunday. If all goes well I'll get on the bike sometime next week.
Been there, done that...MrCelloBoy
Nov 21, 2003 3:34 PM
Rode a 50 miler with no discomfort whatsoever 7th day after.
Most critical to do NOTHING the day or two following the surgery. You'll feel FINE, but if you do exert in the slightest your boys will swell to the size of BASKETBALLS.
re: Cycling w/ VasectomyTarantula
Nov 21, 2003 4:41 PM
I took 5 days off. When I got back on I wore an athletic supporter...my doctor's advice. Bad advice, it was better the next day without it.
Why are you guys doing this????northcoast
Nov 21, 2003 6:46 PM
The point of doing this is so that your wife can't have anymore kids right? Well she still can can't she ????? She is still fertile as ever.

I know of one guy that had his wife get pregnant after....hmmmmm (the milkman?) and I know a few that are trying to get the procedure reversed after divorcing their first wife and now remarried to a young wife that wants kids......

I have 3 friends that just recently had it done and it leaves me wondering why? If the end result is to make your wife not able to get pregnant why doesn't she have a tubal ligation? It's a quick through the belly button in and out procedure.....

By the way, my riding partner rode about 8 or 9 days after his. He said the stubble was very irritating while riding....