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Ask the doctor: Biking and the prostate

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Q. I'm planning a cross-state bike trip. Can long rides hurt my prostate? I have an enlarged prostate and take medication for it.

A. A bicycle seat is perfectly positioned to place pressure on the perineum, the area behind your scrotum. The prostate is also in this same area, which has raised questions about prostate issues with bicycling.

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