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Jun 11, 2006
My son had an intussusception when he was 2 years old. It was treated surgically and he never had another incident. Is this something we should be concerned about?
If the bowel was resected, there is a DoDMERB disqualification code:

D162.11 - History of bowel resection.

(PS - that must have been scary as a parent)
Yes, it was resected. Because this is a condition that doesn't repeat itself and because it is common in small children as opposed to adults, what kind of process is involved in getting past the dq? Is the resection a major hurdle?

Yes, it was incredibly scary for a 2-year old, and more so for his parents.
There is a disqualification for bowel resection, but for some issues that occur with infants or very young children it can be cleared by DoDMERB. I can't remember exactly what the issues were at this point in time.

My personal thoughts; if he were to be disqualified, depending on the amount of bowel that was resected, and if he hasn't had any other issues in the past 15 - 16 years, there should be no problems getting a waiver.

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