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Old 05-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Ok.. I have three boys and am pregnant with my little girl.

I know that at a well baby check for boys, they check the testicles and stuff. But in another thread, someone said she has girls and "the diaper has never come off" at any of her well baby checks.

So they don't check to make sure the girl genitals are developing correctly?

Is there anything else that is different for a girl check than a boy check?

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Our dr will take one side off of her diaper to do a quick look and diaper back on. No more than 30 seconds.

Not much different than ds's check ups. Quick look and back on.

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Re: S/O: Well baby checks.. girls different than boys?

I don't think our ped ever looked in DD's diaper. I know he checked DS's testicles, though.
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Our dr will take one side off of her diaper to do a quick look and diaper back on. No more than 30 seconds.

Not much different than ds's check ups. Quick look and back on.

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Her diaper comes off for weighing and they check her. For abnormalities, yeast, diaper rash, whatever. Doesn't take long. Isn't invasive. Usually a look, can't recall any touches, but maybe once cause we were looking for signs of thrush.
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The doc strips her down, including diaper, visually examines her genitals, and checks the arteries in the crotch where the thigh joins it, as well as range of motion for her legs.
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Weight check, and also I *think* I remember lightly poking at the lower belly which is normally covered by the diaper. I never thought to ask what he was feeling for, hernia maybe? But it wasn't on her little girl parts, just nearby.
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Re: S/O: Well baby checks.. girls different than boys?

Mine check on both my 13 month. & 7 yr. Idk what person said no checks down there 4 girls.
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The doc strips her down, including diaper, visually examines her genitals, and checks the arteries in the crotch where the thigh joins it, as well as range of motion for her legs.
This is also what goes on at DDs checks.
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Re: S/O: Well baby checks.. girls different than boys?

Well, your ped really should be checking your DD's girly bits.
When both DS & DD were infants, the nurse would instruct us to take their diaper off for their weight check, on again while waiting for the doc to join us in the exam room, and then off again for a few moments during the exam.
The ped (we've always seen female peds) usually requests the dipe be off to check their hip rotation, quick glance at the labia, a gentle tummy exam (sometimes the dipe can be on for that one), and any concerns you may have about that area (like yeast). Then the dipe goes back on. It is never invasive, but it is a normal part of the well infant exam.
We saw 3 different docs in the first practice we went to, and another at our new practice, and they ALL do a quick check of the diaper area, regardless of the child's gender.
I can understand missing it once, or even twice, but if your DD has been through multiple exams and the ped has NEVER checked her girly bits, then I'm pretty sure they aren't doing a complete exam.
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