Cycling with a Hydrocele

rmurphy195
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Cycling with a Hydrocele

Postby rmurphy195 » 22 Jan 2020, 7:22pm

Has/is anyone doing this, or am I going to be a test case (when I can get up the nerve ..._ :(
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Re: Cycling with a Hydrocele

Postby reohn2 » 23 Jan 2020, 10:00am

mattheus wrote:I have not - do you have one you could lend me?

Uncalled for on such a serious and sensitive subject IMO
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Re: Cycling with a Hydrocele

Postby The utility cyclist » 23 Jan 2020, 1:01pm

Is there any particular reason why one could not cycle, presuming you walk already, no direct advice from a health professional?

Aside from it being an amount of water around a testes I don't know anything other than that, might it just be a case of finding a decently comfortable saddle that you feel great on right from the start and just get on with it and see where things go?

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Re: Cycling with a Hydrocele

Postby rmurphy195 » 23 Jan 2020, 8:32pm

The utility cyclist wrote:Is there any particular reason why one could not cycle, presuming you walk already, no direct advice from a health professional?

Aside from it being an amount of water around a testes I don't know anything other than that, might it just be a case of finding a decently comfortable saddle that you feel great on right from the start and just get on with it and see where things go?


Its certainly a case of try it and see, when I get up the nerve. Will try the Brommie first, then the tourer and see what happens (both have B17 saddles).

My son turned up at the ward just before the specialist arrived, she spotted the cycling mag he'd just given me and didn't show any signs of "you shouldn't do that" during our talk!

Just wondered if anyone had been in the same position and had any advice to give - other than "Don't Do It" of course :)
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Re: Cycling with a Hydrocele

Postby The utility cyclist » 23 Jan 2020, 8:54pm

rmurphy195 wrote:
The utility cyclist wrote:Is there any particular reason why one could not cycle, presuming you walk already, no direct advice from a health professional?

Aside from it being an amount of water around a testes I don't know anything other than that, might it just be a case of finding a decently comfortable saddle that you feel great on right from the start and just get on with it and see where things go?


Its certainly a case of try it and see, when I get up the nerve. Will try the Brommie first, then the tourer and see what happens (both have B17 saddles).

My son turned up at the ward just before the specialist arrived, she spotted the cycling mag he'd just given me and didn't show any signs of "you shouldn't do that" during our talk!

Just wondered if anyone had been in the same position and had any advice to give - other than "Don't Do It" of course :)

I guess it can be un-nerving when it's in that area, I used to play a bit of rugby league, actually played a masters game last summer. As a now half centenarian and not having played a game for well over a decade I was really quite nervous which isn't me at all, but once we got underway the initial feelings subsided and I just got stuck in ... and got two cracked teeth for my troubles doh!
As you're still allowed to tackle fairly robustly if you play in the younger age group shorts things can still get a bit tasty, big Hull lad of about 17st lowered his head avoiding another tackler and his cheekbone met my jaw yes it did hurt and yes there was claret, but a quick head shake and I carried on.
We judge risk differently but throwing yourself in and trying not to overthink stuff is the way to go, you've got a broken in '17 so that's a start, maybe adjusting position slightly so you're a bit more upright and less leaned forward?
GL

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Re: Cycling with a Hydrocele

Postby rmurphy195 » 2 Mar 2020, 8:02pm

Well, with a bit of drier (but still windy) weather, I tried first the Brompton last week (fairly upright, and just around the block) then bit the bullet and did 10 miles or so on the tourer yesterday and another today, bending over into the wind. Luckily we are not in an area affected by these dreadful floods - just a few puddles in comparison, its heartbreaking seeing the news reports.

Thankfully I have benefited by some shrinkage of the offending bits. So there's hope yet
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Re: Cycling with a Hydrocele

Postby rmurphy195 » 27 Oct 2020, 12:09am

Update (for anyone in a similar position!) - Now back to normal most of the time (as suggested by the specialist at QEH), and am ridng normally with little discomfort.

So if you are unfortunate enough to have one of these as a result of a UTI or other reason, take heart :D
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Re: Cycling with a Hydrocele

Postby Jdsk » 27 Oct 2020, 12:16am

That's good to hear. Thanks for the update.

Jonathan