Question regarding a few past medical issues

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by DJames95, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. DJames95

    DJames95 New Member

    Aug 25, 2016
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    I am going to have my DODMERB exam sometime within the next few months and has some questions about DQing factors regarding my medical history

    I've had:

    Asthma that stopped at the age of 5

    An ASD that has closed and requires no more attention as the physician said so

    Fractured right forearm that required only a cast in middle school

    Back injury that I suffered while playing HS Football, had Physical Therapy and it's all cleared up, that was 2-3 years ago

    And I've recently had a hemorrhoidectomy. Meaning the hemorrhoids I had have now been taken out.

    All of my issues are resolved with all of my injuries but should I still be worried about DQing?

    Thanks in advance for any help or words of advice!
  2. Jcc123

    Jcc123 5-Year Member

    Apr 19, 2010
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    Ok, going down the list -

    Asthma - may be a DQ, but if truly absent after age 5, is waiverable.

    The ASD is going to be a DQ- I'm guessing under "current or history of congenital abnormalities of the heart and great vessels (746). However, it is waiverable.

    Broken arm should be fine but may need medical records pertaining to treatment.

    Back injury - same as arm, depending on nature of injury.

    Hemorrhoids are a DQ if symptomatic in the last 60 days. However, you are automatically DQd for 6 months following any surgery, so that's your issue there.

    You've got several issues, but it isn't hopeless. Go through the process and see what happens. Good luck!
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  3. 5Day

    5Day Member

    Nov 18, 2015
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    Nice post @Jcc123.

    When you complete your medical history put as much appropriate information along with dates and quote from your medical reports that support "fully resolved". This may limit some of the remedial paperwork.

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