Medical standards clarification related to male genitalia

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  1. NCmom23

    NCmom23 Member

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    I am hoping someone has experience in this area and can offer some clarification.
    DS has been awarded a 4 yr AROTC scholarship and is awaiting DoDMERB paperwork. I found in the medical standards information the following statement of a disqualifying condition:

    Absence of one or both testicles, congenital (752.89) or undescended (752.51)

    What if there is the absence of a testicle which is neither congenital or undescended? DS had one surgically removed at age 3yo due to a torsion. No residual problems, implant placed after puberty.

    Does this still fall into a DQ situation?:confused:

    Any experience in this area would be greatly appreciated! I have already gathered the records from the surgeon and urologist so that we are prepared in the event they are requested.
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    They will likely request further information (which you already have); however, I don't think it will cause any significant issues. They may want an updated visit from a urologist.

    I would explain it well on the forms and they may not need anything further.
     
  3. NCmom23

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    Thank you for sharing your insight. I know nothing is ever a guarantee. I just knew he couldn't have been the only young man to face this. I know it is rare, but I was hopeful someone might have some insight to share. I appreciate all the knowledge I've gained on these boards throughout this entire process.
     
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    Update

    Just wanted to update in case anyone else faces a similar situation. DS initially received a remedial request from DodMerb, but no documents requested from us and then 3 days later his status was changed to Qualified. We couldn't be more relieved! The help and advice available on these boards is invaluable! Thanks to everyone!:thumb:
     

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