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After finding a significant amount of blood in my urine in May...being diagnosed with a kidney stone, then find out there's no stone...today I find out that what's causing the issue is actually some scar tissue close to the prostrate likely caused by trauma (good chance it's from riding IMO). Doctor says nothing serious at this point as long as I'm able to do the things I need to do without difficulty. But I figure might as well do something to help prevent more damage. So looking for some suggestions for some prostate friendly saddles.
 

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IDK how a saddle could affect the prostate. It's up inside, out of reach of a saddle. If it could, there'd be all sorts of marketing bs on prostate friendly saddles.
 

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Right...but there's still enough soft tissue in that area that can be injured and have effects on the prostate. Anyways...I don't need prostate protection per say...but something that will help with that perineum area. The doctor said the scaring was most likely from trauma of some sort. I'd trust that he probably knows what he's talking about and the only thing I do that causes and type of trauma to the groin area is cycling.
 

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Maybe he wants you to think cycling is the only thing you’ve done lately that could have caused damage “way out of reach” as Rager put it. This “doctor” hasn’t put you under recently by chance has he...
 

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I’ve had chronic prostatitis. Cycling may not cause it, but I know from experience certain saddles aggravate the situation. I’ve switched mostly to ISM saddles. Ugly, heavy and expensive. All worth it for me. My favorite one is the PL 1.0
 

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Blood in urine,I would get a second option asap

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X-ray, CT scan, bladder scoped, several rounds of blood work and urine samples...not exactly sure what another doctor would do that this one hasn't done already.
 

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SQ Labs has a good design for soft tissue pressure relief. Little or no contact with the front of the saddle and you sit on your sit bones like you should. I use the 611 on my endurance race bike. Measure your sit bones and see if there's a demo program near you. If not they are pretty helpful working with you directly.

https://www.sq-lab.com/en/products/saddles/sqlab-saddle-611-ergowave-active.html
 

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This is really a discussion you need to have with the doctor, not a bunch of yahoos on the internet. Believe it or not, when a doctor doesn't have first-hand experience in something (saddles?), they'll ask someone who does.

I am still recovering from an infection, and while seated posture certainly affects it, the bicycle saddle doesn't. But then again, I asked my doctor point blank if he thought it would be a problem.

"Hey doc, it hurts when I do this"
"Well, don't do that."
 

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This is really a discussion you need to have with the doctor, not a bunch of yahoos on the internet. Believe it or not, when a doctor doesn't have first-hand experience in something (saddles?), they'll ask someone who does.

I am still recovering from an infection, and while seated posture certainly affects it, the bicycle saddle doesn't. But then again, I asked my doctor point blank if he thought it would be a problem.

"Hey doc, it hurts when I do this"
"Well, don't do that."
Well...my thinking is that possibly some folks with similar issues or something along the lines of what I'm going through do have experience and have found saddles that have worked for them. Then it would give me a list of saddles to explore to see if I can find one that works for me. I know there's lots of them with grooves and channels and cutouts...but doesn't mean they all are created the same.
 

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I have had similar issues. The Bontrager Montrose saddle was a very helpful in reducing pressure that was causing (or at least aggravating) my chronic prostate infections. I just replaced that saddle on my new bike with a Fabric Line and like it as well.


Good luck!
 

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A few years back my doc proactively told me to get a saddle with a grove to give the prostate some relief. He claims his cycling patients tend to have more prostate issues than his non-cycling patients.

I also know a lot of cyclists in their 50s who switched at some point because they started having issues. I thought it was just age but i got the same advice from a medical professional. Getting old sucks but it sure beats the alternative. Seeing that more than half of men in their 50s have prostate issues, it’s not a bad idea to do what you can to improve your chances.

I love my current saddle. However, I will be shopping around. Do what you can to prevent maladies.
 
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