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Medical Condition "Bible"

KMC1020

Well-Known Member
So really as long as I get the results then everything should be fine? Cause they stamped Ok to process on my paperwork, so I don't see what the issue is
 

KMC1020

Well-Known Member
Maybe not. Cause he said I would have to go back to MEPS. That's what didn't make sense. What days are libo days this week? I was going to call him tomorrow to find out what the issue is but if he's not going to be there then I'll wait until after Thanksgiving
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
Maybe not. Cause he said I would have to go back to MEPS. That's what didn't make sense. What days are libo days this week? I was going to call him tomorrow to find out what the issue is but if he's not going to be there then I'll wait until after Thanksgiving
MEPS doesn't look at PAP results so there might be something else that was questionable? or he is unfamiliar with the process? did you mark that you have had an abnormal pap?
 

KMC1020

Well-Known Member
Nope, never had an abnormal one. Maybe it's because I put down I have irregular periods except on birth control
 

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
Nope, never had an abnormal one. Maybe it's because I put down I have irregular periods except on birth control
Bingo and that is why you have to go back to MEPS, not sure what the current view is on that issue but it used to be a bit of a challenge.
 

PenguinGal

Can Do!
Contributor
Bingo and that is why you have to go back to MEPS, not sure what the current view is on that issue but it used to be a bit of a challenge.
Yup. I went through this same thing except they refused to let me go to MEPS until I had all of the documentation. Once I had documentation and a note from my doctor saying that it was perfectly natural and that there was no underlying cause, MEPS went smoothly. Well, after waiting 4 months for the MEDREAD to be completed. This was June-October 2012.
 

KMC1020

Well-Known Member
Ugh, well I told the doctor at MEPS and they still wrote OK to Process on my paperwork so I don't understand what the issue is. I'm still waiting on my results. I've never had an abnormal test result so I don't forsee that being an issue. Lord, I hope this gets taken care of in time for the board in February
 

indicatingbob

New Member
Forgive me if this has already been answered (I haven't seen it answered, at least), but what's the general rule about when you can be considered for a waiver for anxiety if it's previously been medicated?


Also, in looking at MANMED, it looks like allergies is also a DQ... So, similar waiver question regarding grass allergies. Thanks in advance!
 

WillH

Active Member
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge pertaining to dysplastic nevi/nevus(moles)? I went in for my physical a couple weeks ago and it was left open due to the doctor wanting the moles on my back to be checked by an outside dermatologist to see if they are dysplastic. My dermatologist at Kaiser wrote out a note stating that I have had one dysplastic mole and I have clinical dysplastic moles. I had one mole previously removed for biopsy ~6 years ago. I have no history of melanoma or cancer and none in my family.

The doctor at MEPS said that I should be able to get a waiver even if they were found to be dysplastic, which appears to be the case. However, my recruiter said he would consider my odds less than 50/50 of getting an OCS application accepted with this issue. Can anyone give some input on the topic of dysplastic moles and/or possible waivers for this, and any way I may be able to increase my chance of getting through to OCS with it??

Thanks!
 

Renegade One

Well-Known Member
None
The doctor at MEPS said that I should be able to get a waiver even if they were found to be dysplastic, which appears to be the case. However, my recruiter said he would consider my odds less than 50/50 of getting an OCS application accepted with this issue.
At this point, I'd listen to the Doc and press forward. Hell, folks win the lottery with much worse odds than "less than 50/50". Hope you get a more informed answer from some of the Med-types on the forum.
 

mb1685

Well-Known Member
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge pertaining to dysplastic nevi/nevus(moles)? I went in for my physical a couple weeks ago and it was left open due to the doctor wanting the moles on my back to be checked by an outside dermatologist to see if they are dysplastic. My dermatologist at Kaiser wrote out a note stating that I have had one dysplastic mole and I have clinical dysplastic moles. I had one mole previously removed for biopsy ~6 years ago. I have no history of melanoma or cancer and none in my family.

The doctor at MEPS said that I should be able to get a waiver even if they were found to be dysplastic, which appears to be the case. However, my recruiter said he would consider my odds less than 50/50 of getting an OCS application accepted with this issue. Can anyone give some input on the topic of dysplastic moles and/or possible waivers for this, and any way I may be able to increase my chance of getting through to OCS with it??

Thanks!
I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain that the OCS selection boards don't see any of your medical records (or medical waivers). The initial waiver would be up to N3M, and if they grant it, you'll get a PQ letter and therefore you can submit your package. If they won't grant a waiver, then you're NPQ for commissioning and you can't submit a package in the first place. Of course, once you get to OCS then you're under more scrutiny for your flight physical by NAMI and you might require a waiver from them, but by that point you'll have already been selected for OCS, obviously.
 

WillH

Active Member
Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I think my recruiter was referring to the decision of N3M. I'm a little unclear on the medical waiver process. I still have my fingers crossed that it will get worked out in time for me to submit a complete package in October.
 

WillH

Active Member
Waiver was denied, just wanted to post here in case anyone runs into the same situation in the future. Dream over!
 

WillH

Active Member
Just wanted to update this for future reference. I finally got a medical waiver granted on the third try in early November. The key seemed to be that even though I have a few dysplastic nevi, I do not have "Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome". My previous two letters did not address the syndrome explicitly, but once it was addressed directly and clarified, it was approved.
 
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