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posted 11/7/2007
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Started riding in 05, done a few centuries and have a liftime odometer of ~3900 miles. I recently had a two day event of 140 miles. Several hours after the completion of the ride I saw the blood. Not in the urine though. What I could find on the net seemed referred to rough sex but trust me that wasn't my problem. It decreased rapidly and within three days or so was gone. That was also a common thread on the web, that it passes after a few days. It has happend once before better than a year ago. I'm guessing a "bruised" prostate? Any similar experience? I have no significant health issues besides weight and ride a Serfas Rx saddle. Maybe it's combination of weight and the saddle. I get the annual "finger wave" and there have never been any prostate issues. Just thought I'd ask.

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Last night I slept in a Holiday Inn, so I'm qualified to make this point: If it went away, don't worry about it. See if it returns. Check yourself for testicular cancer (although I'd suggest that regardless of symptoms.) I had blood in my semen following a long run about two weeks after a vasectomy....it went away and never returned, and that was 15 years ago.

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Thanks. Glad to hear you had good luck. I'm not yet panicked but I did want to see what the group had to say. I'll chat up my doc at the next annual.

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Get a Magic Pansy Red Seat, the best bicycle saddle there is.

Marketed in various colors as Selle Anatomica saddle.

A close second is a Brooks saddle, but doesn't have the pressure reliefing center cut.

Even better that both, get an ergonomicly and areodynamicly better recumbent, which is my choice.

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I had this happen when I was not doing a lot of riding. Bring it up with your doctor the next time you see him, but my doctor didn't think it was a big deal and it went away quickly. I don't remember the diagnosis as to cause but it wasn't either of the theories you mentioned.

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It sounds like you have prostatitis. Been there, done that. Now I ride a bent. End of story.

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Blood in Semen



Copyright 2006 Harvard Health Publications


Question:

What could cause blood in my semen?


Answer:

Blood in the semen -- also known as hematospermia -- can be a very alarming symptom. However, the good news is that bloody semen is almost never a sign of a serious underlying medical problem.

Possible sources for blood in the semen include the following:

Urinary tract infections;

Prostatitis;

Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea or chlamydia;

Benign prostate hypertrophy;

Surgical procedures such as prostate biopsy or bladder catheterization;

Trauma to the testicles or prostate;

Cancer of the prostate, bladder or reproductive organs.

In most cases, bleeding presumably follows damage to small blood vessels in the urinary tract or prostate gland. This may come from minor trauma or irritation, or growth of normal blood vessels. Small amounts of blood may linger in the semen for weeks, but almost all cases resolve on their own. While on the list of possible sources, it's very rare for bleeding to come from a serious cause such as cancer. This is particularly true for men under the age of 40.

Young men who have a single episode of bleeding that goes away on its own generally need no evaluation other than an examination by your doctor and a urine specimen. A more thorough work-up may be worthwhile in older men, or in men who have persistent or recurring episodes of bleeding. Such a work-up might include cystoscopy, an ultrasound of the bladder and prostate, or a prostate biopsy. However, most of these evaluations will be entirely normal. In fact, even after extensive testing, it's unusual for a specific cause of the bleeding to be identified.


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Sounds like you just may (or may not) need a minor seat adjustment. You don't need a recumbent, you might end up with "bent butt."

There are a lot of things that can cause that kind of trauma. If you can't isolate the exact instance and you have no other symptoms (ie numbness, discomfort) there is no reason to make any changes right now. If this happens again, then it's time to start making adjustments.

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My expert opinion leads me to believe you have a genuine case of...
visit-the-doctor-itis

If peace of mind is worth anything, give yourself an early Christmas gift and send yourself to the doctor.

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posted 11/8/2007
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You don't need a recumbent, you might end up with "bent butt."
-- posted by Homey

I've noticed that condition on a lot of bent riders. It seems to be a spreading condition......

Seriously, however, despite what anybody told me on an internet discussion thread, regardless of their stated expertise, if this happened to ME, I would immediately make an appointment to visit the good and wonderful Dr. Schuster and discuss it with him. But then, I have good medical insurance, and want to live to be 94 years old. When it comes to my body, I'm pretty particular.

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You don't need a recumbent, you might end up with "bent butt."
-- posted by Homey


I've noticed that condition on a lot of bent riders. It seems to be a spreading condition......

Seriously, however, despite what anybody told me on an internet discussion thread, regardless of their stated expertise, if this happened to ME, I would immediately make an appointment to visit the good and wonderful Dr. Schuster and discuss it with him. But then, I have good medical insurance, and want to live to be 94 years old. When it comes to my body, I'm pretty particular.
-- posted by raleighdon

I second the recommendation to visit a doctor, preferably a urologist. I can tell you its not a good feeling when the urologist says, "hmmm...never seen that before"...LOL Turned out, my deal was rare and very benign, but I had to ride a bent or have a "minor" surgery which may or may not have helped any. I'm about to buy my third bent... Hopefully you won't have any issues, and won't need to change anything, but won't know for sure until you see the doc, if symptons continue. But if you do have an issue, it doesn't mean you have to stop riding, just change the platform.

Good luck and hang in there,
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