Dr. Marc Brand discusses why it is common for pregnant women to have hemorrhoid problems.
In large part, it relates to the pressure that’s created inside the abdomen by the growing baby, and that pressure is essentially something that is pushed out through the anal area, amongst other places.
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.