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Stitch

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by walker, 11 Sep 2007.

  1. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I recently keep getting a stitch while riding, and if its been an extra exerted ride the pain can last a good few days. Does anyone know why this is? Do I need to see the doctor?
     
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I get stitch quite a bit if I ride hard on the way home and then go for a run. Sometimes I get it if I ride for a long time flat out too. There is not much you can do about it.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    So what your saying is I'm not alone?

    Why does it happen? It feels like my Appendix is trying to make a break for freedom, I often just ride through it.
    I've kept my fluid intake as low as possible and don't gulp it down either. could it be the Energy drink I am using?
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    From what I can remember no-one really knows much about it, I can only suggest that you do some reading up and try and find a solution that works for you. The technical term is: exercise related transient abdominal pain
     
  5. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    consider it googled
     
  6. OP
    OP
    walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

  8. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I saw a tip in Mens Fitness for fending off stitch; they suggested that you breathe in such a way as to exhale as far as you possibly can, then inhale as far as you possibly can. I forget what they called it, but it definitely works for me when I'm running.

    Bren