DODMERB - Can you be disqualified for anal fissures?

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  1. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    So. Yeah. I know its kinda embarrassing but I have been suffering from anal fissures as well as chronic constipation over the past several months. I won't go into details, but basically what is happening is that I'm bleeding down there. Fortunately, this health issue has not impeded any physical exercise - I dont have any problems doing physical activity. However, as some of you know, the Concorde DODMERB application papers require you to specify any serious health issues you have, so when I took my DODMERB exams last week, I filled out everything honestly. During both the eye and physical exam, the doctors told me I was perfectly fit, but they're not the ones reviewing my profile. So I'm worried that DODMERB will disqualify me for anal fissures. Does anyone have any information on this? Can I be waived if I am indeed disqualified?

    Thanks!
     
  2. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    i somehow see this as trolling...
    but if its not it should be in the dodmerb section
     
  3. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    DODMERB Disqualification Codes

    D163.50 Anal fissure if persistent, or anal fistula

    D163.60 Anal or rectal polyp, history of in the last 2 years

    D163.70 Anorectal prolapse, history of in the last 2 years

    D163.80 Anorectal stricture, history of in the last 2 years

    D163.90 Anorectal incontinence, history of in the last 2 years

    D164.00 Internal/external hemorrhoids - large/symptomatic or history of bleeding hemorrhoids
     
  4. Chockstock

    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    Oh wow. Where did you get this info?

    Yes, I have been banned on 490 online forums for trolling
     
  5. xrunmariarunx

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    Just because you're disqualified, doesn't mean it's the end of the road. You can apply for a waiver, and it's up to the Academy to decided individually if they want to give you the waiver. If you can somehow prove that it does not interfere with your physical performance, then that might help your case with getting a waiver.

    Best of luck to you.
     
  6. anonagron

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    Has this been severe enough to be treated by a doctor?

    If so, those reviewing the DODMERB exam forms *may* ask for more supporting documentation, but that alone does not mean automatic disqualification. It may mean you need to have additional paperwork filled out by the attending physician to give a statement of treatment and a follow-up check up for evaluation of treatment effectiveness.

    I am sending you a PM as well with some additional thoughts. In the meantime, relax!
     
  7. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    Not to be flip, but my advice is eat 4-5 prunes or take a fiber tablet every morning.
     
  8. anonagron

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    And drink lots of grape juice and apple juice - a nice, natural side effect of Vitamin C! :wink:
     

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