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During a simple routine checkup last year, the doctor suggested a testicle exam for my 8 yo son, she tried to examine him, but he didn't really let her touch his testicles, he said it was too awful because of his sensitivity, and I absolutely didn't want to force him. The doctor got a bit angry and said to make another appointment to talk about it and eventually examine him. It actually never happened.
I was planning to send him to summer camp this year, and I just received the list of the exams required for the admission, and guess what? a testicle exam is on the list! I find it absurd, and I really wonder if I should force him so he could go to the camp…I really don't see why it is necessary though.
What do you think? Do you think this exam is necessary? Should I force him to get checked?