why does the pediatrician check there?

Why does the pediatrician checks Elise down there in every well child checkup? Is it just me or is it unnecessary?

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    09/09/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Hmmm...I don't know. I know as infants after one of our girls' vaginas was fused together, I am glad they checked, but after a year I just do not know. Good question.
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    09/09/14
    He opens her lips down there and checks. But she's a year old why does he keep checking? It's getting uncomfortable and I will ask him to stop.
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      09/09/14
      I don't remember them checking after a year with my daughter.

      But Bub did have to get his parts checked recently during a physical. He was so shocked, haha. I had to ease his mind by saying "It's okay, I am right here. The doctor is just checking to make sure everything is okay with your penis."

      He laughed this nervous laugh the whole time, I could tell he was super embarrassed.

      I would assume it's for the same thing, just making sure everything is okay down there.
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        09/09/14
        After six months I don't think it's needed as no problems should arise as Theresa said.
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          09/09/14
          Tonya
          My daughter is 15 months and her Doctor still checks.
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