Prostate injured

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I recently got a stationary bike, but it had a really bad seat and hurt when I rode it. After I got problems with my prostate (peeing all night), the doctor says it's nothing bacterial and I should let it rest.

Does anyone here have an idea how long this will take to fully heal cause it's really messing with my sleep.

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    I would give it a couple of days.  Try short walks and gradually increase activity over the next week.

    It might take a couple of weeks depending on your age and condition.

    You can change the seat or get a cover that fits over it.

    I take spinning classes a couple times a week and generally don't have a problem, but each of us are different.  Some people add covers, but most don't.

    If you try the bike again after making adjustments and it hurts again, it's on something else.  I couldn't run while on flomax (tamsulosiln) so I started walking more.

    Good luck

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      Mark,  I ride a bike regularly and I don't think it effects my prostate very much.  I have a medium wide seat with a "love canal" and I try to sit further back on the seat - more on my buttocks than on my prostate.  Good luck.

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    I had  a similar situation last summer when I spent a lot of time on my bike. I had great difficulty to initiate urination and I was very  worried until I figured out it was the bike seat that was doing it. I probably recovered after a week or so. I won't be riding my bike unless I can get a prostate friendly seat. I hope you recover as quickly as I did: I'm sure I don't have to remind you to avoid your bike. 

    Perhaps warm baths might speed recovery?  

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    You can get a seat that looks like 2 hamburger buns. You put your "buns" (pun intended) on those buns to ride. They carry all the weight, and your prostate doesn't.

    Neal

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    nealpros is right about trying a different seat (or padded shorts).  I don't have his experience with different seats.  You can do some research on the internet to find seats that are "prostate friendly", but a trip to a good local bike shop may pay dividends.  Other sources of info are local bike clubs.

    Lastly, check your seat height.

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