I would say I have suffered from this for several years now.
Not always but sometimes there may be specks of blood on the toilet tissue after wiping.
The itching doesn't seem to be emanating from within the anus, only the outside.
I also like to add, I do lift heavy weights.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
Thank you for your answer but I do have questions. The bluish bumps I described on the outside of the anus, do these coincide with hemorrhoids and could this be in anyway perianal hematoma?