I am a 37 R old woman, smoker, non-drinker, no history of diabetes, thyroid, or heart disease. I have not been sexually active for three years and I am not on any hormones. Last month I had a normal period and 10 days after completion I began to bleed lightly but steadily from the vaginal area.
I saw my family MD a bit over a week later and had a pap (results not yet back). I was told I had a severe bladder infection but I had not really noticed any symptoms. This was two weeks ago and the bleeding has gotten heavier. Then four days ago I bled from the rectum not during or after a bowel movement. I had a rectal exam two weeks ago, so I don’t think I have hemorrhoids. The blood is light to bright red, never rusty or brownish like a period and I have no pain. Occasionally the blood is a dark red but usually only when I arise. The rectal blood was also bright red. The vaginal bleeding has been consistent for 23 days.
I have in this same time frame lost a noticeable amount of weight and have developed dark circles around my eyes. I have also in the past few days become quite short of breath. I know these symptoms could be due to anemia from bleeding but could they also be part of the disorder accompanying the bleeding? I don’t have insurance but I am not eligible Medicaid so I don’t want to waste money if it isn’t really necessary . Any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated!