4 doctors weighed in:

What might a pediatric neurologist be looking for when looking at a child's privates?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Syndromes

Part of the exam for abnormalities in children is looking and sometimes measuring the size of the testes and penis.
Some syndromes have findings which would correlate with this.

In brief: Syndromes

Part of the exam for abnormalities in children is looking and sometimes measuring the size of the testes and penis.
Some syndromes have findings which would correlate with this.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Lucinda DeMarco
Also it is part of doing a complete and thorough physical exam!
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics

In brief: Puberty staging

Examination of a child's genitals is how we assess if puberty has started.
Depending on the age this can be a good or bad thing. Severely brain damaged children often start puberty very early and may need medication to help slow it down. Also, depending on the issues, looking to see if there is abnormal genitals that might clue into a diagnosis. A complete medical exam always includes the genitals

In brief: Puberty staging

Examination of a child's genitals is how we assess if puberty has started.
Depending on the age this can be a good or bad thing. Severely brain damaged children often start puberty very early and may need medication to help slow it down. Also, depending on the issues, looking to see if there is abnormal genitals that might clue into a diagnosis. A complete medical exam always includes the genitals
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors