DoDMERB Medical History questions

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  1. Tmamon

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    My DD started the medical history. The website is acting funny. Anyone else having this problem? Also, he is worried about admitting he was treated for acne. I told him in my opinion I didn't think that it would be an issue. Am I wrong? We have heard horror stories about the littlest things keeping kids out. Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
  2. Chuck20

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    My DS had acne and was passed fit so acne by itself is not an issue. See the post link below with other people's thoughts on the matter.
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/past-acne-and-accurate-use.50168/#post-498528
     
  3. HereWeGo

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    For the website acting funny - try using Chrome. DS had problems using Internet Explorer; called in for support and they told him to try Chrome instead. He said he didn't see that in the instructions, and the lady on the phone said it is SUPPOSED to work for all browsers...but it works better in Chrome...
     
  4. 5Day

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    Here is the standard http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/613003p.pdf

    DS said yes to acne, since it was a diagnosis code his physician used during an annual checkup. It was adolescent acne, no medication was prescribed and it was treated by routine face washing. He put that explanation on his medical history form. No remedial was required and he was qualified.

    Typical adolescent acne should not be an issue as long as it is resolved, not severe and it has been 8 weeks since any accutane treatment.

    All you can do is put answer the question truthfully. Read the standard and try to address each of the criteria that is used pertaining to acne or explain in detail the acne that was diagnosed (mild, severe, etc.), what the treatment was (and when) along with, completely resolved, no further treatment is required.
     
  5. Blueman

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    How soon after submitting application should we expect to get Dodmerb information?
     
  6. Tmamon

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    We got it 3 days later
     
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    Is it always that fast, or can it take longer to get? anyone else? It's been over a week for us so were starting to get a little nervous.
     
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    My DD had severe acne and she took acutane. After two months, she felt emotionally terrible so immediately stopped taking it. Its a 5 month treatment plan. We were told by an admission counselor that we most likely need a medical waiver since Acutane is a harsh drug. They said it was an easy fix since she stopped taking it and had no long term side effects.
     
  9. Hoping2021

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    When they say allergies, do u think they're talking about serious ones like peanuts or include minor ones like dust or seasonal? Is allergy a disqualified if it's minor?
     
  10. 5Day

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    Did a physician diagnosed Allergies? Is it in your medical record? Do you take prescription medicine for your allergies? Is it allergies or just a seasonal irritation.

    Obviously if it is in your medical record you must report even a "minor" allergy. If you self diagnosed an allergy, dig deep and decide if it is truly an allergy. Most importantly, be truthful.
     
  11. Teragram

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    DD finished app on 10/14 and noticed request from CGA today on her DODMERB (she had already taken exam for USMA). So approximately 3 days for her also.
     
  12. Blueman

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    Took longer but it just came today. Thank you
     
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  13. Chuck20

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    My DS and I attended the local service academy day for several years. The Dodmerb DR at these events stated that they really were not interested in self diagnosis as they were the professionals that would determine the health of candidate from medical records and examination. Too often they had seen candidates come in with some family member diagnosed issue that they could find no trace of.
     
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  14. TennisDad

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    If you were treated by a doctor for something they ask about on the questionnaire, you need to report it. If you are accepted and have something treated at the clinic, there is a reasonable chance that they will contact your doctor and request your records. If they come across something that wasn't reported, it's not looked upon very favorably.
     
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    For any of the female applicants or current students who have done Dodmerb exams already, we had some questions regarding the visual pelvic exam. It might be a bit awkward for the male members to discuss publicly. Can anyone send me PM if you wouldn't mind answering some questions and giving us some details? It says we have the option to go to our own doctor, but we're wondering if it's worth the extra time, money, and trouble. Thank you!
     
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    By the way, my DD just recently visited the campus and said that there are TONS of cadets with lots of acne. I don't think you need to worry even if you mention, unless it's so severe that it's disfiguring or interferes with any of the duties. Otherwise, half of the cadets will be disqualified for acne.
     
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  17. FPMOM2015

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    Hoping2021 -
    I have 2 daughters both of who went through Dodmerb exam. For my first, I had some questions/concern. It actually is optional and she did not have it done? This was a few years ago, I called the dodmets number to request a female physician was told the pelvic would not be done and then when she went for the exam, it never came up. My second daughter completed dodmerb exam in August and again it never came up. I actually forgot about it until i read your post.
     
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  18. Hoping2021

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    Oh, wow, I'm surprised to hear that. We called earlier to make a request for a female doctor, but we were told that it'll be a male doctor. (So my 17 yr old who has never had a pelvic exam with a male doctor was having a slight anxiety.) May I PM you?

    Any other females who actually had to do pelvic exam for Dodmerb?
     
  19. FPMOM2015

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    For sure message me
     
  20. Teragram

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    My DD had hers and she said it was basically just a visual exam as opposed to an actual pelvic exam. She had a female doctor and told her she was anxious about that part because she has never had one and Doctor just looked quickly and moved on.
     
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