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Improper Imperforate Anus Check

During a routine exam for a four or five year old, are there any reasons for a pediatrician to perform an imperforate anus check?
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973741 tn?1342346373
Hello.  Probably not.  Our pediatrician does look at the private parts on our boys to check the testicles but it takes literally a second and it is done.  But nothing invasive or anal related.  good luck
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535822 tn?1443980380
It maybe that they have new guidelines on checking for abuse of any sort, maybe you should ask him what it was done for ..
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Avatar m tn
I uncovered a repressed memory of this happening to me at that age. My mom who is a general practitioner remembers it, but said it made her uncomfortable at the time and she did not know why it should be called for at that age.
I was hoping a pediatrician might chime in with any insights, as it still puzzles me to this day.
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Avatar m tn
sounds like the doctor is excessively examining or treating patients, is incompetent, or is a pervert. perhaps all 3.

i would recommend trying a different doctor, and perhaps talking to a lawyer.
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