Varicocele Advice?

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  1. academania

    academania USAFA Cadet

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    Hello,
    I'm currently in the application process for the Air Force Academy and am a little worried because I have a left varicocele. It doesn't cause me that much pain and is not that large. Is this disqualifying? If it is, is it ok to schedule surgery asap to I can get rid of it before 2010 rolls around? Is this surgery in any way disqualifying if I get it before my DODMERB exam?

    Thanks,
    Academania
     
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  3. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Yes, there is a disqualification code for that condition:

    D173.30 - Hydrocele, left varicocele, right varicocele

    Mr Mullen will be able to advise you as to whether or not surgical correction of the condition will remove the DQ as well as the waiver procedure.
     
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    I have sent academania specific instruction as it relates to him:thumb:
     

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