I am a 27 year old female and I have colonic inertia and pelvic floor dysfunction. I have had problems having a bowel movement my whole life. My constipation has gotten worse each year as I have gotten older. For many years I could not find a doctor to believe I could not go to the bathroom. They acted like I was crazy when I would say I would typically go three months without having a bowel movement. I would go so long that I could not hardly get up, I could not eat because nothing else would fit into my body, and finally I would either throw it all up or my bowel would just burst out. When I was 22 I finally found a doctor that was willing to listen and try to help me. After being under his treatment for two years and trying every medicine out there, he sent me out of state for some test since there was no place in Arkansas that could do them. I went to Mississippi to have a defogram and an anorectal manometry test done. At this point I was diagnosed with colonic inertia and pelvic floor. After this they only thing my doctors would tell me is that I need surgery and they want to take out part of my large intestine. They said it may help or may not and I could end up wearing a colostomy bag for the rest of my life. I have decided not to have the surgery just yet because I am not ready to take the chance of wearing the bag. My new concern is my husband and I would like to have a child. Originally we decided to adopt and we have been trying for almost two years now but no luck yet. We still want to adopt, but we would like to have one of our own as well. I have tried to talk to many doctors but they all tell me to talk to someone else. I have seen several gastro doctors who say talk to an obgyn, and several obgyns who tell me to talk to a gastro doctor. Today I seen another obgyn, but he was a high risk pregnancy doctor. He said he did not know much about colonic inertia so he could not tell me what my options were. I would like to know if anyone out there has my same condition and has gotten pregnant and what they did to make it through their pregnancy? I know you cannot take laxatives, so what do women do in this case. I have heard something like being on a liquid diet-by having a feeding tube in place for 9 months and not eating any solid food. Has anyone out there had this done and what are the risk? What is a way to remove the waste while pregnant? Any advice would be wonderful. I feel like giving up because no doctor can help me (or at least the ones in Arkansas). We do not have many specialists here that know anything about colonic inertia, so I don’t know what to do. I know everything is going to have a risk, but I would like to know what the different options are. Please help.