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Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Dukebfreak, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Dukebfreak

    Dukebfreak New Member

    Apr 15, 2013
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    I just have a few questions regarding the medical exam . First I do have one kidney which is fully functional and has not caused any issues.I am perfectly healthy regarding the kidneys, I just have one . Also I do have small titanium plates in my head,but this has not caused any issues. Finally I have a bicuspid aortic valve, which essentially only prevents me from bodybuilding and competing in the Olympics for weight lifting.

    I appreciate any feedback you can give me , and if any of these issues would prevent me from attending a service academy. I understand that I can apply for a medical waiver.Thanks again

  2. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    I'm not a doctor; however, having only one kidney is almost certainly disqualifying and unlikely to be waiverable. Can't speak to the other issues.

    You may want to follow up with DODMERB and/or your SA of choice early on. If the condition is not waiverable, best to find out early.
  3. Nick0726

    Nick0726 Member

    Mar 21, 2013
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    Woah, I would've checked all this stuff out before I even applied!!! But best of luck, hopefully everything goes well.
  4. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    I agree with usna1985.

    I would check early on to see if this is waiverable.

    People have to understand that this is two-fold for why the military will not waive.

    1. Other's will rely on you to complete the mission. They need to make sure you are deployable at anytime to any place, with no special meds needed on a daily basis.

    2. Once in the military from a health care perspective, they have accepted all of your pre-existing conditions. Serve 20 yrs, and it is for the rest of your life. Metal plates in your cranium, 1 kidney and heart issues, all conditions that may impact you later on in life.

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