It's my understanding that many women with ME/CFIDS have Endometriosis as a symptom. I need some help from those with experience. A few years back, I had a hysterectomy. Later, I found out I had undiagnosed Endometriosis. I have had problems with old lesions and scar tissue for years now. Apparently, my bladder, uterus, ovary, and sigmoid colon were attached before the hysterectomy. My ovary is still attached to my sigmoid colon and I have scar tissue inside the walls of my colon. It is not moving the way it should. Sometimes I do not go the bathroom for days. When I do, and it passes through the sigmoid colon, it is very painful. Sometimes the pain literally floors me. I have to take a medicine that induces diarrhea every day to get everything through the sigmoid colon. I have gone to a gastroenterologist who went in with a microscope. He decided that there was enough room on the inside. Thus, now I am having a problem convincing my doctor that I need something else done. My only choice would be to have part of my sigmoid colon removed and get a bowel resection. I am so uncomfortable and desperate enough now to want this done. My problem is I don't know what to do next or how to convince my doctor. I think I need a doctor who would be willing to examine the outside of the colon, instead of just the inside. Perhaps an endometriosis specialist. Has anyone else gone through something similar or have advice on how they would proceed if they were in my situation?