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should you wait to ride a bicycle after turp?  I had Redilux laser TURP on Dec. 4, 2015.  I developed scar tissue and just had the scar tissue blockage removed by laser on May 13, 2016.  The cath comes out tomorrow.  I will be on vacation in two weeks.  How long do you have to wait after scar tissue removal to exercise or ride a bike?

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    had a TURP in March 2015..i did wait 1 month, i had no problems with the  op,or recovery,usuall blood and bits for 10 days. i did surf after 2 weeks,no probs, but did everything gently, got back on the bike 4/5 weeks after op, and all ok, maybe more pee stops(more liquid intake),  i did then overdo it ..... and eventually my left knee has complained!!  so 2/3 weeks more rest  now.  i do live in Portugal , and up a mountain!! so overdoing it was on the cards! so whatever..take it easy. i am 68 and always been a pro sportsman( and not learnt much i guess??) more turbo trainer for me, and that is what i would suggest to start!! hope it goes well..regards Syd
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    Can't answer "how long" but consider one of the prostate friendly split seats on the market. Definitely helped my bicyle riding related prostate symptons. 

    Jim

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    yep as Jim James says, i changed all my saddles to the Selle SMP range of split seats, from Fizik saddles, and much more comfortable MTB as well!!
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      Also check out the ISM line. I have the "sport" model but they also have a wider one as well as a "race" model. While technically not split seats, they definitely take the pressure off the prostate. Takes a few rides to get used to them and after that you don't even know the saddle is there.

      Jim

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    I came home from TURP op with instructions "No heavy lifting for six weeks" which I followed fairly closely. However, I did ease into stationery cycling and crosstrainer after about four weeks from op as the bleeding had cleared up by then and had been walking regularly three times a week for about 1-1.5 hours at a time.

    As soon as the six weeks were up I started on light resistance training and over a period of about six weeks was back at almost my previous level and have maintained that. I also have a tendency to overdo things so have not tried to push further as I understand the effects of the op may extend for many months. (I read on one post to even a year after the op.)

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    I had it in Oct. I did cardio (running, biking) when the bleeding stopped. Around 6 weeks. (60 year old marathon runner. Being in great shape-regular workouts prior may have helped the healing process). I actually speed walked a race 2 weeks after but knew running it would be a bad idea.

    I started lifting (easy at first) after 8 weeks.  I think it depends on instinct and how fit you are. I think biking/cardio is the easiest and safest way to get back into routine. Just watch rough (bumps) terraine.

     

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