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Impotence and bicycling. A seldom-reported connection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3809048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A man riding a stationary bicycle experienced transient tight sensations around the head of his penis during the exercise and progressive impairment of sexual potency over a period of more than one year. Lowering the bicycle seat terminated the bouts of impaired penile sensation, and one month after the patient discontinued the bicycle exercises, sexual potency returned. The course supported an ischemic mechanism for the abnormal penile sensation and a neural mechanism for impotence. Impotence has been associated with both vascular and neural lesions, and there is evidence for both vascular and neural compression in the perineal area during bicycle riding. A relationship between sexual dysfunction and bicycling may be more common than formerly suspected.
S Solomon; K G Cappa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0032-5481     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  1987 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-26     Completed Date:  1987-02-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-100, 102     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / etiology*,  pathology
Chronic Disease
Erectile Dysfunction / etiology*,  pathology
Ischemia / etiology,  pathology
Middle Aged
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology,  pathology
Penis / blood supply,  innervation

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