"Lactose Intolerance" as disqualifier

Texmom

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My son and I are filling out his DD Form 2492 and need some advice. A couple years ago he had abdominal pain that we couldn't link to eating or not eating. I took him to the doctor who tried prevacid first. It didn't change anything. Next was lab testing including IgG and IgE for allergies. His numbers were elevated for cow's milk and white navy beans. Some months later, my son was seen by a gastroenterologist who said the lab work was not scientific and that he didn't believe my son had milk allergies. He suggested lactose intolerance as a possibility. My son uses lactaid when he eats pizza and is now fine. How do we answer the allergy question on the Form 2492? What about the question of stomach problems? I want to get the paperwork right the first time.
 

MullenLE

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I think this works = "A couple years ago I had abdominal pain that I couldn't link to eating or not eating. I went to the doctor who tried prevacid first. It didn't change anything. Next was lab testing including IgG and IgE for allergies. My numbers were elevated for cow's milk and white navy beans. Some months later, I was seen by a gastroenterologist who said the lab work was not scientific and that he didn't believe I had milk allergies. He suggested lactose intolerance as a possibility. I use lactaid when I eat pizza and is now fine.":thumb::smile:
 

Luigi59

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Is "lactose intolerance" a disqualifying condition under D161.80 - History of intestinal malabsorption syndromes?
 

MullenLE

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There is a continum of many medical conditions. The labels do not automatically mean an inability to MEET medcial accession standards. A better example would be "motion sickness." When someone experiences motion sickness "only" when they're out on a 6' sailboat in high seas, would recive a DoDMERB determination of MEETS medical accession standards. A person who has experienced such violent reactions to motion in any type vehicle/vessel and now requires pre-medication, would NOT meet medical accession standards.

So, it's "possible" that someone with lactose intolerance could be determined to NOT meet medical accession standards. But, that is a very samll percentage of applicants.
 
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