Discussion in 'DOC's corner' started by FlightMD, Jul 20, 2005.
Aviation and diving would pose similar issues. I don't think other career paths would be a problem.
Did some calling around today and found out why I got disapproved. So for anyone who has a multinodular goiter on your thyroid here's whats up:
Simply by the goiter having ever been there or still being there I was disapproved. If you had a goiter at one point and had it treated having a history of it is still disapprovable.
Now I'm going to the Dr. tomorrow to try and get any extra information to send to BuMed to try and get the waiver. Man I hope this goes well...
section 5.3 applies to your situation.
http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/navmedmpte/nomi/nami/arwg/Documents/Waiver Guide - Endocrinology.pdf
I have a quick question about Post Nasal Drip. I was told that it is incurable as of now, and it's something that has been bothering me for several years.
Will this ailment alone hold me up during a medical screening? It doesn't interfere with my every-day abilities, but i'm rather ignorant on the subject.
Anyone know much about the USHS program?
I think you will be ok...nothing unusual so far. However, make sure the FS is aware of your OTC meds.
I see no reason why it should be an issue. Allergies, maybe?
For my sake I sure hope it is as simple as that. It also occurs equally as much in the North Dakota winter, so something tells me that's not the cause unfortunately.
Have you seen an ENT specialist?
Do you think it would be worth applying for a waiver even if the waiver guide says otherwise? I had PRK and am seeing 20/20 but was -8.50 in my left eye prior and the guide says no less than -8.00. I am wanting NFO and I heard in some cases they are more lenient than for pilot applicants. I read in a recent all hands article an NFO who lost a leg and still qualified so im thinking anything is possible....
Yes, I do think it is worth it.
Thanks Doc! Im active duty and had it done by a Navy ophthalmologist at a DOD facility so hopefully that will help.
Hello, I am a marine ocs hopefull, and was wondering if you could tell me if hormonal issues are disqualifying and/or waiverable. Specifically referring to low testosterone or over-production of estrogen. I read through the NAMI guide and only saw information regarding diabetes and thyroid issues. Thank you. I did a search that yielded nothing, If I overlooked something you have my apologies.
I have never seen hormonal issues become a show stopper, at least not in the context of your post.
BTW, please give Marine and OCS the respects due those groups. Thanks.
I'm more than a little ashamed of myself for that slip up. Thats what I get for rushing. How would hormone replacement therapy be looked at? Thank you for the assistance.
I have nothing productive to add to this thread, however...
Honestly, having a Callsign would mean I was selected, made it through OCS, and was somewhere on my way to being winged. If that's the case they could call me "Mangina" for all I care. On a serious note though, I haven't been diagnosed with anything yet. It has however been suggested a minor hormone imbalance would explain some symptoms I have. It's been recommended I have blood work done to check. I just wanted to be sure I wasn't going to disqualify myself for something I could easily live with. Almost forgot, I want to be clear I have man parts only.
Well, #1, I would not have broadcast it here...but, there is nothing wrong with it. Some folks are born with blue eyes or red hair, etc. Some folks have low hormones; no much different. However, be careful about who you give this info to. People will always give you crap about it.
That being said, I don't see any issues with it.
Hey doc, recently I have been diagnosed with a slight case of scoliosis. Ialso have been diagnosed with a loss of lumbar lordosis. Apparently my spine curvature is losing its shape. This has caused me to have an extremely tight lower back and spasming muscles when running or other physical activities. It mildly hampers my abilities to perform said activities due to more of a discomfort, ache, constant lower back fatigue. However, it is possible to push through the pain. Do you think this will DQ or NPQ me from possibly attaining an air contract for the Marines?
Maybe a DQ/NPQ...what degree is the scoliosis? Have you read the waiver guide?
Yes I have read the guide. My scoliosis degree is seven...I should. Be fine right? Can you elaborate on the loss of lordosis?
I'm finally going through MEPS for my application to NUPOC, and I got disqualified for eczema. Other than Medical, I'm good to go, and my application is pretty strong.
The issue is that my dermatologist originally diagnosed eczema, then I went back a year later and he changed it to nummular dermatitis. Well, it appears that the MEPS people aren't too fond of the confusing diagnoses and it doesn't help that my doc only had two sheets of paper in my record, one sheet for each visit. I'm working with a very sharp Chief and he's done a lot for me so far, and he is putting in those two sheets for the waiver, although he said a waiver isn't likely with just the given documentation. I've had my dermatologist write up a letter on the severity (or lack there of) of the condition, and I'm going for a second opinion from another doctor. I'm trying to make the case that I, 1) Don't have eczema, rather I have nummular dermatitis, and 2) that its extremely mild (its season in fact).
If anyone has further advice on how to strengthen my case for a waiver, I would greatly appreciate it. And also, any knowledge of people who have gotten waivers for the same problem would be reassuring.
Just started my application (supply not going for aviation or swo or anything else) so I haven't gotten too far into it yet, but I also just had my annual physical and my physician said my blood work came back fine (as well as everything else) except that my cholesterol was "borderline." My doc said it's not high enough to be on meds but to watch what I eat... could this pose a problem for joining the Navy? And I was just filling out the MEPS prescreen kit and it didn't look like there was anywhere that asked about cholesterol or blood work so I figured this wasn't info they cared about or am I wrong and is there anywhere on the form I can and should mention this on?
I was just medically disqualified from serving, as I did not receive the waiver for my eczema. And apparently the waiver process cannot be appealed.
Quick question: I am slotted to go to OCS in early March, and I just remembered a root canal and capping procedure done about 10 years ago. What should be my corrective action here - just bring the documents with me to OCS and tell them this, or should I do something now with my OR?
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