medical conditions

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    Anxious About Medical Problem (& I Have an Application Question)

    Hi all - I'm almost finished up with the medical survey on the DoDMERB website and I have some anxiety about my asthma being a red flag. I had a few prescriptions for inhalers in the past after cases of wheezing and coughing, although I don't know if I was ever explicitly diagnosed with asthma...
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    Inhaler effect on getting in

    When I was like 3 I had an inhaler and a doctor said I had asthma, but two others said I had sports induced wheezing, and I had an inhaler for a bit, but after about 6 I didn’t use it any more, until last year, where I got an inhaler for a swim team, but never used it once, and I don’t know if...
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    Medical History that is Disqualifying, but is Not as Severe

    For context, I am an upcoming 100 who will start courses a month from now. I am also uncontracted and out of scholarship. Following a discussion with a friend of mine regarding medical history, I checked my medical records. What I found were two disqualifying issues: 1. Mild intermittent asthma...
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    Medical Disqualification Inquiry

    Hello. I am a class of 2023 high school student who’s started the process of applying to US Service academies and ROTC scholarships. Before I begin the applications however, I had a question about a possible medical disqualification. Is Genu Varuna considered a condition that disqualifies an...
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    Questions About Braces

    I received an LOA to the Naval Academy in late January, but I finally received info from DODMERB about my braces. They want me to fill out an Orthodontic Questionnaire stating my treatment will finish before I day. However, from previous talks with my Orthodontist I know my treatment will take...
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    High ALT on blood test

    Hey all! I recently turned in a blood test that had slightly elevated levels of ALT. Everywhere I research, I cannot find any mention of ALT in military regulations so I was wondering if anyone also had high ALT or other liver enzymes, and if so, what was your experience? Thank you
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    Question Concerning Asthma and a Recent Surgery

    Hello everyone. I just finished AFROTC orientation and I loved it, and I sincerely hope I can continue doing it during college. However, I have a few medical problems I am afraid DoDMERB is going to smack me down for, with or without the necessary waivers. Here's some quick background info: 1...
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    Can I Still Join With My Medical Condition?

    I’m a junior in high school who has received interest as a sports recruit to West Point. I am becoming more interested in possibly attending and was wondering if I am eligible. I have hypothyroidism which I have been on medication for since I was 13 and I also have ADHD which I was diagnosed...
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    What to disclose to a recruiter and checking medical records

    Hi, I have been interested in joining the Air Force for years now. I am 23 and have decided it is finally time. The only thing I am still unsure about is the medical history, what disqualifies you, what you can get a waiver for, and checking medical records. I have been told so many times to...