Dr. Marc Brand explains what hemorrhoids do.
Hemorrhoids act as little cushions that allow the anal canal to have something to squeeze and be able to create a tight seal. They also contribute a portion of the actual pressure that helps to hold back stool from passing when you don’t want it to.
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.