This is the link dear nanners was likely talking about that show pics of hemmies (first set above) and below those, pic of perianal crohn's skin tags....
From what you describe it does sound like it's actually hemmies that are your issue (purplish color), perianal skin tags can hurt, for some it doesn't bother them at all.
witch Hazel can be very affective for hemmies, same with lots of sitz baths (use lots of epsom salts in your sitz baths)...stick with fibre though (try in the form of supplements) they help with D or C and although they can initially cause excess bloating and gas, once your system adjusts to them they will actually keep bloating at bay, the gas it will cut back substantially...I was super bloated and gassy and my GI suggested fibre supplements daily and indefinitely, once my system adjusted then no more bloating and very little gas, as well as formed (easy to pass) stools and less frequency too. Drink lots of water as well.
Feel better soon, I know how horrible anal pain can be...it's forever etched into my brain from what I went through with perianal crohn's skin tags.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~