For the last 5 years my periods have been very irregular, at one time I didn't have one for 3 months and assumed I had PCOS. I lost weight and all was back to normal. That was 4 years ago but now for the last 4 months I have had light spotting in between periods which then developed into heavier bleeding and now I have been bleeding for the most part of 4 weeks. I have noticed it is usually brought on after Orgasm (non penetrative). It is always bright red, clotty and I would say a Moderate bleed.
I have been with the same partner for 5 years and we always use protection. I had a smear 8 months ago when the spotting initially started and all was normal. What could this be as it is really getting in the way of my life and I am scared of becoming anemic because of this.
I have developed some facial hair and have real trouble with my weight (which I am now trying to lose) so I just assume it is PCOS but I don't associate PCOS with excessive bleeding, especially for a month straight?
I can't get an appointment with my GP for 3 weeks yet so any advice on what this could be would be very much appreciated.
P.S I have never taken birth control, I am not on any prescription medicine.
Menstrual cramps are your uterus wall contracting to tear away the lining, break it up and expelling it as your period flow. An orgasm causes the same type of contractions through your uterus wall (that deep pleasurable feeling with the heat radiating out). So if your uterus lining thickened, it is possible that an orgasm can start bleeding. This is often called breakthrough bleeding and it happens because of disturbed hormone levels.
Please see your doctor. PCOS should not go untreated. It can make you infertile if left. It is often as easy as taking birth control pills to stop it and protect your fertility.