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Endo damage to the bowel

Hello there

I was diagnosed with stage four endo this year, after a six hour operation in May to remove the mass I had on my organs my bowel also had to be disected from my organs, I'm now suffering with constipation & bleeding from the rectum every month when I'm on my period, just had a full colonoscopy this week but the doctor said he couldn't see any cause for concern, this I find rubbish, I also have laxido, which I'm going to give a go this month & im going to look into going gluten free, glad I'm not the only suffering with this.

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Hi - was this done in a specialist endo centre or in general gynaecology? Endo of the stage you have must only be carried out in a specialist centre and if this was done in general gynaecology then there is a high chance that you may have had rectovaginal endo missed. Rather than saying this is no cause for concern it should be obvious to any doctor or gynaecologist that you now need referral to a centre. If you are in England then this is actually required by a formal contract that is laid down but in other parts of the UK it is still a reuirement of the Royal College of Gynaecologists. Click on my name and have a look at my posts on rectovaginal endo and on how to find a specialist.

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Thank you so much for your reply.

It was done under general gynaecology.

I have another meeting in January with the bowel doctor to discuss the results.

Would it be something that's sorted by this doctor or my gynaecology doctor?

I'm going to have a look at some of your posts on the subject.

Thank you so much for your advice.

I really appreciate it.



Where in the UK are you Amy?


South East london


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