DQ For Speech & Urine

usnahopeful22

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Hi,

I'm a completely healthy 17 year old male. When I was 3 or 4, I went to a speech class because I had delayed speech. I talk normal now, with no lisp or stutter, but DoDMERB wants all my records of my former speech disability. Would they be able to disqualify me for this? How can I prove to them that I have absolutely no speech problems?

They also found some protein in my urine at the initial physical. My dad says it runs in his family, but that I should just drink a lot of water beforehand. Is this good advice? Do any of you have other advice for passing a urinalysis with microscopy?

Thanks!
 

AROTC-dad

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Protein in the urine is common in athletes who have worked out within days of the sample point. Usually a follow up test is done and the candidate is advised to refrain from working out that week.
Here are older threads on the topic:
https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/protein-in-urine.44897/
https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/protein-in-urine.37924/
https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/whey-protein-and-urine-test.27029/
https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/trace-of-protein-in-urine.22249/


Regarding the speech as a toddler, I would not worry about it. You have NOT been DQ'd yet. They are asking for records which is usually a remedial. i.e. they just want to see the records to ensure that there were no lasting effects or speech disability on your file.

Even if you received a DQ, you would likely be a good candidate for a waiver if you have zero impediments now.

Remember DoDMERB either passes, DQ's or requests more info as in a remedial. The Service Academy or the ROTC program decides whether or not to issue a waiver for it.
 

usnahopeful22

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Thanks AROTC-dad, I'm grateful for you helping me out here. I just can't imagine being disqualified for something that hasn't affected me in almost 15 years.
 

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Protein in the urine is common in athletes who have worked out within days of the sample point. Usually a follow up test is done and the candidate is advised to refrain from working out that week.

Avoid anything--foods, drinks, exercise, lack of sleep--that causes dehydration.

My DS had the same problem and was retested.
 

cb7893

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Avoid anything--foods, drinks, exercise, lack of sleep--that causes dehydration.

My DS had the same problem and was retested.

Would it be worth it to set alarms during the night to wake up and hydrate?

No.

It's most important to avoid things like Caffeine, Alcohol, workout supplements, as well as strenuous exercise.

Google the subject. That what my DS did. You should be able to find a list of do's and don'ts.
 

MidwestDad

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DS got remedial for glucose in urine; just had to get a retest plus blood draw for hemoglobin from personal Dr. [both were negative.]
Found out later there are numerous possible reasons [too much sugary drinks{Gatorade,} lots of carbs, etc.
Wise to eat moderate diet and drink water only the day before and morning of your exam.
 

usnahopeful22

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Is there a way for me to prove that I speak with no issues whatsoever? I researched the disqualifiers and it says only a CURRENT speech disorder/impediment.
 

brob

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I thought detecting speech impediments was the reason my DD was asked to read a silly paragraph during the exam?...
 

brob

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Couldn't you have an evaluation from a Speech Pathologist? Wouldn't that do the trick?
 

Humey

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I have to imagine the moment you speak they are going to know if there is an issue or not
 

brob

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Also, if speech used to be on your IEP and it no longer is, there must have been a time that a committee met to determine that you no longer qualified/needed speech therapy. That must be documented in your school records somewhere - find it and send that in to DoDMBERB.
 
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