I am posting here, to see if anyone has any comments on the connection between prostatitis/utis and cycling. I've had ( at least ) two instances, where there has been pretty conclusive evidence of a direct causal link between my cycling and a UTI, which the urologist concludes is connected with chronic prostatitis. Whether this is bacterial or non-bacterial appears to be very difficult to confirm. The UTI clears up readily with Macrobid, or UriFos. But the lingering dull ache continues intermittently. I don't have any classic prostate and urinary or sexual issues and a recent PSA test shows a reading of 1.2 - for what thats worth. A consultant with very respected credentials tells me that I need to be ' aggressive ' and drive out the deep seated infection ...without being certain it is a bacterial problem. Ciprofloxacin was one of the cocktail recommended, and I am not able to commit to taking that rather brutal course, as the side effects don't look good for a 66 year old, who is very active, both on and off the road bike.
So, I am interested initially in seeing if anyone else has anything to contribute on this subject. Thanks