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Offline SherryOlson

« on: May 07, 2007, 09:37:15 am »
Does anyone have a way to prevent Hemorrhoids caused by multiple days mountain biking? I know the cure, but want to some suggestions on how to prevent - any saddle brand recommendations? Getting ready for GDT.

Offline ptaylor

« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 09:02:19 pm »
Hi Sherry.

Interesting question. I have had hemorrhoids from time to time, but never associated with biking. I read somewhere, that biking actually reduces hemorrhoid symptoms because it compresses and shrinks the inflamed tissues.

Biking frequently causes saddle sores, and sometimes (Men: Jock Itch, Woman 'Yeast Infection'). But I've never heard of biking causing or aggravating hemroids. It will be interesting to see what further responses you get to your query.


Offline dmw4322

« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 11:05:42 pm »
i think brooks saddles are good for this because you don't put as much
pressure on that area. i don't know if they are good for mountain biking
in general though.

Offline litespeed

« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007, 11:47:14 pm »
I have never heard of any kind of bicycle riding causing hemorrhoids and can't imagine how it could. If you already have them make sure you get plenty of fiber - eat your fruits and vegetables.
As for a bicycle seat, I have always ridden a Terry Gel Liberator Touring Seat. Very comfortable and comes in Men's and women's models. Everyone I've met who has tried it loves it. Purists and traditionalists might sneer but nothing is more important to a touring cyclist than a comfortable seat.

Offline Badger

« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007, 01:39:39 am »
This whole discussion sound like a pain in the ---

Offline boonebikeguy

« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007, 12:02:56 pm »
WOW.... what a funny topic to see hanging in the forums this morning! LOL!!!!!

Uhm first of all the position you are sitting in may be off. If I were you unless you are an avid bike mechanic and sold-out bike nut, then fitting your bike may be something to consider doing at a local bike shop. Secondly the type of saddle you are using is vitally important. After about 5,000-10,000 miles it is god to consider a new saddle if you put those miles on it  like crazy. Let's face it, cycling is an involved hobby so plan on spending money on your bike over and over as time goes on. I suggest groved saddles for women and I also suggest new cycling shorts...try to find the ones with gel pads Bikenashbar has plenty but if I were you I'd support my local bikeshop. It SOUNDS like your resting and peddling position is completely off.

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Offline bktourer1

« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2007, 08:12:16 am »
I carry a small pack of 'baby wipes' and a tube of anti itch cream.  Riding doesn't cause them.  The moist wipes are better than TP and the cream with hydrocortisone 1% stops itch

Offline bogiesan

« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2007, 11:22:04 am »
One word: recumbent.

Oops, maybe not. Had to look up "GDT."

> any saddle brand recommendations? Getting ready for GDT.<

david boise ID
go, ristretto, FCP/AE
"Read the manual."

This message was edited by bogiesan on 6-17-07 @ 7:32 AM
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent