Left Varicocele

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  1. yut

    yut New Member

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    My son was awarded an AROTC scholarship on Friday and is awaiting his physical. He has a left varicocele (basically varicose veins in privates area for those who don't know what it is : approximately 1 in 7 men have it I'm told) which is a discomfort when running long distances. DODMERB considers it a DQ if it is symptomatic.

    My questions: 1. We plan on getting this taken care of via embolization or varicocelectomy, should we do this PRIOR to DODMERB physical or wait until after?
    2. If this is rectified via a procedure, will it be waiverable?

    3. There was a gentleman Named Larry Mullen, I think, who was a great contact for these types of questions. Is he still around, or has someone taken his place?

    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Larry Mullen isn't on this forum any more -- in his place, DODMERB has instituted a "help-line" that -- based on other posters -- appears to be quite helpful.
     
  3. yut

    yut New Member

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    Thanks usna1985 - I will get number off of DODMERB website ?
     

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