Medical waiver for undescended testicle

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  1. Auntcindy

    Auntcindy New Member

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    My nephew just received a 3 year ROTC scholarship and was dismayed to find out that an undescended testicle is a reason for disqualification. He has not yet had his physical but I'm sure will need a waiver. Sure sounds like a strange reason to disqualify someone! Does anyone know of others who received a waiver?
     
  2. Pima

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    This is a DoDMERB question, so it would be better to ask it over there in case any poster has experience. For example. KP2001 is a flight surgeon, but rarelyy if ever posts on the ROTC forums.

    As far as the waiver process goes it is a case by case and the source whatever ROTC program going he is going through...i.e AROTC, AFROTC or NROTC. One branch may waive while another may not, it happens all the time that the AF could say yes, but Army and Navy say no. Additionally, the source must request the waiver, he cannot, so you will have to wait to see if he gets DQ'd and than to see if they will request a waiver.

    You just have to get his medical paperwork in order and expect to go through the process.
     
  3. NCmom23

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    We had a similar concern when my DS received his AROTC scholarship. He is actually missing a testicle due to a torsion at age 3. What was explained to us is that a undescended testicle, or a testicle missing as a result of disease, were possible DQ because they may be recurring issues limiting ability to serve or costing the gov't money. Apparently an undescended tesitcle puts a man at increased risk for testicular cancer. Good luck to your nephew! I hope if DQ'd he will be eligible for a waiver.
     

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