Clinical care for sufferers of endometriosis is not meeting "base level", according to new research seen by BBC Scotland.
The debilitating condition affects 100,000 women in Scotland and is more common than diabetes, yet it takes eight and a half years to be diagnosed.
Almost half of those with endometriosis are in pain most days.
The study, commissioned as part of the Scottish government's Women's Health Plan, found that services were lacking.
The charity Endometriosis UK said the condition costs the UK economy £8.2bn each year in treatment, healthcare costs and loss of wo