I'm going through this right now. I had a scope and I have a tear in my rectum (the little part that is left for the reconnection) I'm on prednisone for a few weeks to help swelling and inflammation. The stitz baths do help. My best piece of advice is to go to the bathroom when you feel like it dont hold it in right now. It helps with the pain. I'm also taking a magnesium supplement, with multivitamin. I also am on a very clean diet. My surgeon and GI doctor said the pain will go away. I hope you find relief soon.