I've been miserable, my D has abandoned me and left me C for months now. I've pretty much managed to get by without having to take anything until the other day. My mom told me to take something the only thing I found was stool softner Dolcolax(sp?). That did nothing. When I told her what I took she said that wasn't good enough and bought me Dolcolax laxitive. I went mostly liquid, still feel like I have to go, and I was so sore to sit. Finally, today after months of on off bleeding I went to the GI, I haven't had to see him since 2000 mainly because he says only I can solved these problems, and eat differently. He doesn't deny that at I have IBD but he said it's between me and my body and the two of us need to work things out. He wasn't concerened one bit about the bleeding told me right away what I have. Then stuck some scope up me which took 1 min tops, I have a fissurehe then proceded to tell me it's like it split lip, and that they are painful but nothing to worry about. I'm also backed up so he told me take some Milk of Magnesia. I'd like to know what he's talking about....I saw so many webpages where the people say they had sugery.He told me use Lanacain on a Q-tip no Prep H. Anyone think my doc is nuts or have you heard of this? Any fissure from you guys? I'm sitting on one of those blow up donuts, took a hot bath in Epsom Salts, and I'm waiting for the M.O.M to kick in, my diet doc suggested some mineral oil to lube things up I took one spoon of that too, nothing is working so far.