I have been thinking about this lately but "addicted2cycling's" response to my other post made me decide to ask the question to the whole forum.
I have been a biker all my adult life, first road bikes and now I have a few Gary Fisher mountain bikes that I ride through the neighboring Forest Preserve mostly on paved or limestone trails seldom off road. About 10 years ago I swapped out all my bike seats for the split version which no longer give me numb nuggies
All of this is anecdotal at this point.
Here is what I know; PSA reading can be effected by bike riding, horseback riding and yes, even sexual activity. I learned this from my Family MD. and have had personal experience with a couple of re-test where the number did change. To get a clear reading one needs to abstain from any of the above activities for 48 hours prior to test. I give it 5 days now just to make sure.
I have read many books since June on Prostate Cancer and have not seen this mentioned once. Nor have any of the doctors and or authors made the connection.
Anecdotally once again I have seen several posters on this forum mention their interest in biking... could there be a connection?
Seems logical to me that if the above activities can effect PSA #s that they could also have a damaging effect on the prostate itself perhaps causing inflammation or irritation because of it's location.
Perhaps I should also be polling for high libidos as well but that is a whole 'nother discussion.
Is there a way to poll the membership for this info?
If not perhaps respond with:
#1 if you have been an active cyclist
#2 a recreational cyclist (lest that 10 times/year
#3 no I never ride a bike