Cycling after radical prostatectomy (RP)? Increase risk of recurrence?

Posted by mckboh @tcanavan, Aug 18 11:38am

It is now over 4 months since my operation.

Anyone have any guidelines on returning to cycling.

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@jerryegge

Six months after my RP surgery, I road my road bike. I had some discomfort and stopped after an hour. Two weeks later, I road a comfortable city cruiser without any discomfort. In comparison, five months after my surgery, I ran a marathon without any discomfort. Good luck.

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New (today) member — not to hijack this thread but am a 71 year old marathon runner, just diagnosed, surgery scheduled on October 31 (happy Halloween!!) How long before you were able to get out there and run? Any other running related advice. Thanks!

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Hello,
I’m 73 and had surgery on January 7, 2022. I ran a half marathon in April and a marathon in June. I’m running my second marathon, St. George, on October 1st. Good luck with your surgery and your next marathon!

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@thehowlingdog

New (today) member — not to hijack this thread but am a 71 year old marathon runner, just diagnosed, surgery scheduled on October 31 (happy Halloween!!) How long before you were able to get out there and run? Any other running related advice. Thanks!

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Took me about 6 mos before I could run and "control things", that was on a treadmill though, I've never been in the marathon game. Good Luck to you!

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Thanks for the response, hope all is good with you!

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Thanks, Jerry. Sucks to be out of it during marathon "season" but your experience gives me hope that I'll be able to catch the tail end of the spring.

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Question: If the entire prostate has been removed, why are some people worried about riding a bike? I simply do not understand…

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I have not had any problems Bike riding post-surgery. I bought a new saddle and have been riding without issues.

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@bellwood

I have not had any problems Bike riding post-surgery. I bought a new saddle and have been riding without issues.

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Would you share what brand of a saddle seat you purchased? I bought one and it is quite uncomfortable. Thanks.

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@jonbuuck

Would you share what brand of a saddle seat you purchased? I bought one and it is quite uncomfortable. Thanks.

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The surgeon that did my prostatectomy is also a cyclist and recommend a specialized power saddle (any version). I have not yet had a chance to do any serious riding, so the jury is still out.

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@jonbuuck

Would you share what brand of a saddle seat you purchased? I bought one and it is quite uncomfortable. Thanks.

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When I was cycling 100+ miles per weekend, about 12 years ago, I found the comfort came in a combination of your rear, the saddle and the cycling shorts. The shorts ($80) I bought at REI, as they will take anything back if not a good fit, said their cycling expert. The brand I cannot recall, but I think the logo was a crown within a circle. My cycling shop recommended a $60 saddle, but the fellow said save the packaging and go for about 4 20+ mile rides and bring it back if it is not comfortable. It took a little time but with the help of REI and the cycle shop in Houston, I was riding comfortably. I searched a couple of websites, but cannot find what may be the brand of cycle shorts I used, though they did have the "gel pack" for comfort. Good luck and happy cycling.

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