For the last few weeks my anus has been in a lot of pain off and on. In the morning I feel fine and think everything is better, but when I use the restroom it feels like there are shards of glass in my stool. Afterward I am in a mixed pain, sometimes it's sharp and focused in one area (kind of like glass), other times it's a dull pain that is in a larger area, and sometimes I can feel the pulsing of the blood in my veins in my rectum and that hurts, there is also sometimes burning and infrequently itching. The pain is also painful when I have an erection that flexes (rectal muscles contracting). I think the pain gets worse if the blood in my system pools down there, so laying on my back with legs elevated seems to relieve pain. I've also been using P.H. to relieve pain and it seems to help somewhat. It seems to heal after a period, but I'm curious if it is a fissue because if I part my legs too much it feels like I rip something and a couple times blood came out with my next stool and the pain goes back to being strong.
Anyway, for some reason the pain is particularly strong today and I'm at my wits end. I want to see a doctor about this, but I'm not sure what to do. Should I see my normal general doctor or should I try to make an appointment with a proctologist (or whatever their title is these days)? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.