Dr. Marc Brand shares the optimal time to perform a hemorrhoid examination.
The sooner it can be done after a bowel movement the better, and the reason is that hemorrhoids tend to try to return to their normal position, and if somebody first goes from being seated to standing, that may help the hemorrhoid return to its normal position. Then the time that it takes to walk from the bathroom back to the examining room may also encourage the hemorrhoid to return to its normal position. What I am looking for is to see that hemorrhoid while it’s sticking out so that I can identify what type of tissue and what location it’s at.
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.