Last month I was taken ill with Prostatitis - An inflamation/infection of the Prostate Gland. I was pretty sick with this, fever/chills, headaches, contant dull pain in the lower back, difficulty taking a pee (very slow) and servere fatigue.
After tests doctors found I have a very high PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) reading of 15ng/mL over the normal level of 0-2ng/mL, or 0.5ng/mL for someone of my age, 30yrs old. A course of antibiotics was prescribed for a month and come the begining of this month I felt fine. My GP was very worried as a person of my age shouldn’t have prostate issues and there’s always the worry of the ‘C’ word so I was sent to a specialist. The latest PSA test still showed a level of 4.7ng/mL, which is still too high.
Now, could this be related to Unicycling? I’ve only been riding a unicycle 5 months, but it’s a whole load of pressure in that area. I’ve read about cyclists having cases of Prostatitis, and recently motorcyclists, but suprisingly there’s very little information (none) on the rare breed of us unicyclists!
The specialist told me to stop riding my unicycle for now, after finding it highly amusing! Though he would like me to find further info if a I can. This is where you guys come in.
Has anyone suffered from any of the following since they started unicycling -
Prostatitis, high PSA count?
Pains/ aches to the lower back? testicles? (this doesn’t include suicide mounts!!)
Sweats - fever/chills? Headaches?
Fatigue? (not being tired from riding a heroic distance!)
Decreased urine flow? incontinence?
Any other info…
Thanks for you assistance. I do hope it’s not the unicycling that’s caused it as it’s really good fun and learning new stuff is a great challenge.
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