Left Varicocele

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  1. uscga2021hopeful

    uscga2021hopeful New Member

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    Applying to CGA, just submitted my application and created my DoDMERB account. I've got a varicocele on my left testicle. Does this automatically disqualify me? If it does, will surgical removal re-qualify me?
     
  2. 5Day

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    Please read the Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction in the Military Services for yourself. Page 27 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/613003p.pdf

    This is what it says
    n. Left varicocele (456.4), if painful or symptomatic, or associated with testicular atrophy, or varicocele larger than the testis.
    o. Left varicocele (456.4) that does not reduce or decompress completely when supine.
    p. Any Bilateral or right varicocele (456.4).

    So, Left Varicocele is only disqualifying if it is painful, symptomatic, it is associated with testicular atrophy or it is larger than the testical and does not reduce or decompress completely when supine. If none of those apply, when you complete your medical history report I would specifically state that it is not (and list each of the disqualifying situations).
     
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    uscga2021hopeful New Member

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    Thank you for the link, very helpful info.
     
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    No Problem.
    Make sure when you fill out your medical history you specifically mention each of the disqualifying conditions for left varicocele and describe why they do not apply to you. If you only state Left Varicocele you will be DQ or they will request a remedial. Give them as much information as you can so they can qualify you without a remedial.
     

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