I'm finding this site quite interesting. Thank goodness for Google. If someone answers, maybe I'll feel less anxious.
Several months ago (more than 6) about 2 weeks after having a period (which since I'm hitting perimenopausal stage have been getting increasingly more frequent and increasingly more painful, but wait, that's another posting site I'm sure) I noticed some blood in the toilet and on the paper after I urinated. I figured with my periods being wacky, that I was just having another one, and didn't worry about it. But the bleeding was spotty, and seemed to only happen when I urinated. This went on for several days and I finally went to my family doctor. Of course by the time the appointment came round I was no longer having any problems and the urinalysis came back with only trace hematuria. She said it was "probably nothing" but would refer me to a urologist if I liked.
A couple of weeks later the same thing happened again. By the time the appointment at the urologists came about, of course, it had stopped again. The urologist did a cystoscopy and said everything looked fine. He blamed it on "thinning lining due to being perimenopausal".
I've started being a little more conscious of what's going on, and this problem seems to occur about every 3 weeks. I have 2 to 3 days of urinary frequency and urgency, then several days of bleeding which seems to occur mostly at the end of the stream, often with clotting.
If anybody has had similar symptoms and can either tell me that I need to go back and hit the doctor and the urologist over the head, or that they're right and I should stop worrying, I'd appreciate any input.