Hi rugbrat73, what you have described does appear to be very heavy bleeding and as you are saying that it is only visible when you go to urinate ,it is because the blood gets trapped in the vaginal passage and clots and comes out when you sit to urinate which relaxes the vaginal wall. So bleeding is there irrespective of whether you use tampon or pads. Such heavy bleeding will be detrimental to you and lead to anemia
which itself aggrevates this condition. It would be best to visit your gynecologist and get medication for the same and also some iron supplimentaion fro all the blood loss every month. Also get your thyroid
hormone levels checked as any derangement in it can also menifest as menorrhagia
or heavy periods
. This problem needs to be addressed by your gynecologist at the earliest and should not be neglected. Take care!