I would be uncomfortable with such a check. A quick look, maybe. But not like you describe.
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4/14/10 at 1:46pm
Vaginal adhesions are rarely a big deal. Most go away on their own by the time the child is an adult (usually waaaay sooner), and they don't really need to be separated unless the little girl is having difficulty peeing or getting infections. I've read a lot experiences of parents having their DDs' labias torn by doctors during these exams (to remove adhesions) without warned or told—leaving a bleeding and/or crying baby.
Nothing to be concerned about....they're looking for labial adhesions. If bad enough, the adhesion can cause the vagina to totally close up and even obstruct urinary flow (in extreme cases). Treating it early is important as it can lead to recurrent urinary tract infections. Also, the longer it's left, the more difficult to treat. It's treated with estrogen cream which you'd probably want to limit. Adhesions can occur any time before puberty but most often when girls are still in diapers.
So don't worry - nothing wierd is going on! Dr is just doing his job!