Dr. Brand explains why women should not sit too long on the toilet.
Sitting too long encourages increased pressure on the anal area. It may also be related to the need to strain. The posture is also one that generates forces that push out through the anal area.
About Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D.:
Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D., received his Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986 and graduated from Rush Medical College in 1990. Dr. Brand completed eight years of surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic, including a five-year residency in general surgery, a two-year fellowship in surgical research and a one-year fellowship in colorectal surgery.