Medical Exam

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by AROTC2019, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. AROTC2019

    AROTC2019 Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I just took the physical exam portion of the DODMERB, and the doctor didn't do all of the tests (Urine test, for example). He did sign a paper from my battalion saying I was fit to take part in the ROTC program and that will be sent to Concorde, but I'm worried that I might be called back to redo the tests that he didn't perform. Has anyone had a similar experience?

    Also, I was a little nervous and it took me three tries to get a good blood pressure number. Will that have a negative impact?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. TexasSoccerMom

    TexasSoccerMom Member

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    You may get called back to redo. They forgot or didn't take a pulse reading at my son's first medical appointment back in late August. He got a remedial to have that redone. Then he redid the pulse and sent that info in. It was evaluated that his resting pulse is too low.
     
  3. Padre101

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    Urine test is not required.
     
  4. claynjen1

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    Whatever happened with this? My DS just got a remedial to redo his pulse. What happens if it is too low?
     
  5. GoCubbies

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    Some kids (especially the extremely fit ones) have bradycardia (low heart rate). What you may be asked to do is to get a cardiology eval and that can be as simple as getting an EKG.

    The cardiologist will ensure the bradycardia isn't due to some pathology.

    In almost all likelihood, the bradycardia is physiologic so your DS is good to go.
     
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