I totally agree - doctors are too rushed these days, and don't like to listen!
One thing that can also be happening, though, is that because PCOS is really a metabolic issue that happens to have gyno symptoms, actually treating it (as opposed to simply managing symptoms) is really outside the scope of a gyno's (and family doc's) training and practice. If you're lucky, you can get one that has had extra training or experience (perhaps even working with an endo), and will go ahead and treat the metabolic side of things, but really, all a gyno CAN do is check for cancer, try to encourage ovulation (if desired), and manage symptoms.
As for your specialist - it could very well be that your colon IS causing the pain. Typically, PCOS isn't really that painful. Even when you get large, painful cysts, those aren't related to the PCOS - some women are just prone to them, whether they have PCOS or not. The cysts related to PCOS are small, mini-cysts that happen from egg follicles that don't mature or ovulate properly, and they will re-absorb in about 3 months or so (although new ones will form in their place if you're still not ovulating properly). Diabetes, PCOS, and IBS are all inter-related somehow, too, so many of us do have digestive issues of some kind.
I would take things one step at a time, and see what the endo says, too. This is where a qualified Naturopathic Doctor does a good job - instead of only treating one part of what's happening, they treat the whole issue, and they have a good track record with diabetes, IR, and PCOS.
Hang in there!!! (((HUGS)))
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