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Old 06-28-20, 08:18 PM
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Cycling with a hemorrhoid problem?

Unfortunately I got an annoying hemorrhoid problem that makes biking harder for me recently. I have suffered from them for past few years, but the last few months it has been really awful. Unfortunately taking long bike rides seems to irritate it more. The doctor gave me cream that helped me a lot and works better than Preperation H, but when the cream was gone the problem returned....bleeding, painful bowl movements, pain and discomfort sitting on the bike for long periods. I already got a well padded seat, so I added an extra pair of shorts to wear under the blue jeans I normally wear, but still I can experience pain down there when riding.

I still manage to get 100 miles a week average over the summer, but this summer it has really been bothering my hemmroids... but I still cycle anyway because I love riding my bike over the summer.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-28-20, 08:56 PM
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Recumbent?
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Old 06-29-20, 05:29 AM
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Your area of concern is designed for stuff to comfortably move downstream, as they say. If you are in the habit of moving stuff upstream or against the grain, that could cause discomfort. Beyond that, skip the blue jeans and yes, ryd-a-bent
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Old 06-29-20, 05:33 AM
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Op....that's a bummer and I agree with shelbyfv.....get rid of the jeans
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Originally Posted by littleArnold View Post
Unfortunately I got an annoying hemorrhoid problem...........................................Any suggestions?
Had rhoids YEARS AGO and finally chose surgery. No big deal with the surgery and max ride has been 307 miles in 20 hours without issues.
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Old 06-29-20, 08:03 AM
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Had rhoids YEARS AGO and finally chose surgery. No big deal with the surgery and max ride has been 307 miles in 20 hours without issues.
That's what I was going to say.

The surgery is usually really short and you can go home once you get the post op pain under control. A few hours.

If anesthesia doesn't mention a block or spinal, mention it to them. I've seen people wake up screaming from this. I think it hurts.

Pretty temporary though, then you can heal up.
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Old 06-29-20, 08:34 AM
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Get more cream?
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Old 06-29-20, 09:37 AM
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As suggested before, recumbents negate many pains due to DF bikes.
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Old 06-29-20, 05:01 PM
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I bought my bent when I had a cyst removed from a sensitive part of the male anatomy.

Cringe if you want my brothers but it is very common in men over a certain age.

Now my neck is healthier than it has been in three decades.

Bents are truly different to ride but super fun. Highly recommended.

BTW listen to the guys suggesting surgery. Roids can be fixed.
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Old 06-29-20, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by littleArnold View Post
Unfortunately I got an annoying hemorrhoid problem that makes biking harder for me recently. I have suffered from them for past few years, but the last few months it has been really awful. Unfortunately taking long bike rides seems to irritate it more. The doctor gave me cream that helped me a lot and works better than Preperation H, but when the cream was gone the problem returned....bleeding, painful bowl movements, pain and discomfort sitting on the bike for long periods. I already got a well padded seat, so I added an extra pair of shorts to wear under the blue jeans I normally wear, but still I can experience pain down there when riding.

I still manage to get 100 miles a week average over the summer, but this summer it has really been bothering my hemmroids... but I still cycle anyway because I love riding my bike over the summer.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-29-20, 06:30 PM
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Wear silk padded cotton shorts. Stop wearing jeans.
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Old 06-29-20, 06:41 PM
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They do make cycling jeans. https://potterracingproducts.com/sho...fic-race-pant/
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Old 06-29-20, 07:01 PM
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Sounds like a pain in the butt.
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Old 06-29-20, 07:23 PM
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I've never had a hard stool since I went vegan.
You don't need to go vegan, but take lots of those pysillium fiber
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Old 06-30-20, 05:47 PM
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I decided to get more cream from the Doctor(refill prescription), it works better than preparation H over the counter. I guess I will have to live off of the cream for a while till I come up with a long term solution to the problem. Now that I been back on the cream much of the pain has gone away and I am enjoying riding the bike again. Doc also wants me to get a colonoscopy since my grandfather died of colon cancer in his 40's, but Doc is pretty sure that isn't it looks like just a hemmroid.
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Old 06-30-20, 08:52 PM
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your doctor seems very anal about how they practice there work. Don't put the doctors recommendation on a rear burner, get it checked out ASAP.
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