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 Post subject: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:41 am 
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I am planning a vasectomy in the off season and am keen to get a cyclist perspective on time off the bike, advice on recovery, the return to high intensity training/racing and any long term issues?

There is some good info over on the cyclingnews letter forum but weenies know best. Any experiences/advice?


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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:45 am 
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Happy to share !

I was sore for a few weeks - no major traumas with swelling, which can occur. Back on light training within 2 weeks and at 100% within a month. I may have been lucky though.


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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:25 pm 
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I did an easy road ride 4 days after. Bad idea, had some bruising and more swelling after about 2 hrs.
Sorry-no pictures.
Another 3-4 days later and I was ok to ride.
:beerchug: take it easy

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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:06 pm 
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I had very little swelling and only minor soreness. I did stay off the bike for 2 weeks, and then did my riding on the trainer for 2 weeks, then switched to on the road, with no issues. Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Got it done on a Friday pm. Took a week off and rode ~50 miles 8 days later. No issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:34 pm 
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PJCM wrote:
[...] weenies know best. Any experiences/advice?

How many grams of "cable housing" are you looking to shed? :mrgreen:

No seriously, the issue has been brought to me as well, and I'd be interested in how things go.

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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:08 pm 
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This is one thread that is definitely better without pictures.

I'd give a +1 to the earlier posts. You won't feel like cycling for a week or two, then you can do a bit, then a bit more. Treat it like you would recovery from any other injury, let your body guide you.

No long-term effects other than the obvious. Your wife/partner may love you a little bit more for making the commitment and of course contraception no longer gets in the way of having fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:15 am 
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Thanks for the responses guys.

I will plan for 2 weeks off the bike and take it easy after that.

Reassured to hear that no-one has had any long term problems.

Now to psyche myself up for it...


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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:26 pm 
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Dont forget that it takes a couple of months to take effect.

And that you should purge your system (bleed your brakes?) as often as you can to accelerate this process. Well, that is what I told my wife.


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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:41 pm 
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My urologist recommended that I take 7 days off, with no exercise. I started riding after a week, at normal intensity level, and had no issues.

The urologist also recommended that I "abstain" for 7 days. I made it 4 days.

Scott


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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:03 am 
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I am a physician myself. I took a week off. Unrelated to that, I had an infection of one of the surgical sites, minor but it involved some inflammation/swelling on one side. Still, the riding had not only any affect on it, but it did not cause any discomfort. I would say, as your doctor did, stay of exercise for a week. Then, play it by ear starting without massive intervals or efforts for at least another week. Your mileage WILL vary!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:22 pm 
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My only advice is not to piss off the nurse or doctor before the procedure. It is amazing the amount of pain you will receive when there is not enough novocaine.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:28 pm 
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This is Weight Weenies, I thought we only allowed discussions on castration.

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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Wow, glad I opened this up. My wife and I were just talking about this, but now, I'm not so sure. I always thought it was a day or so of recovery. Don't know where I got that idea!

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 Post subject: Re: Vasectomy Advice
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:58 pm 
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boysa, you moved to D.C. for your wife's benefit. Therefore I would say that you don't owe her snip, snip.


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