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Rib Thing

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by USNA-Hopeful-2021, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. USNA-Hopeful-2021

    USNA-Hopeful-2021 Member

    Oct 27, 2013
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    Hello, for the past few years I've noticed that one of my ribs pokes out slightly more than normal. My doctor has said it is completely normal, and it has never caused me any issues. I have not had back pain, scoliosis, flexibility problems, or anything of the sort, it's just that the rib is slightly out. Would this cause any DoDMERB issues?
  2. Zero

    Zero Member

    Jul 23, 2014
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    I don't remember them even looking at my ribs. It is not a problem so it wont even probably be discussed. Just my 2cents.
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Your doctor said it's normal. Normal is not a DQ. Quit worrying about the dreaded "rib sticking out" DQ! :rolleyes:
  4. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012 5-Year Member

    Jan 14, 2011
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    One side of my rib cage sticks out weirdly due to an incident with one of those flying inner-tube things after plebe year (long story). No one ever mentioned until my flight physical this year when the Corpsman noticed it during my EKG; she freaked out and grabbed the flight doc who shrugged and said it was fine. So, bottom line, if your Doc says you're fine, you're probably fine. They probably won't even notice.
  5. ca2midwestmom

    ca2midwestmom Member

    Oct 23, 2013
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    When you start filling out the medical paperwork, please ask a parent to sit with you or have your medical records in front of you, instead of going by your memory or what you think you were told. I've read many posts from candidates who listed an illness/injury that they thought they had/have but had never actually been diagnosed with it. Then they were DQd or given a Remedial and had to submit additional paperwork/testing for something that wasn't even an issue. Just because you had a rash once doesn't mean you have eczema; being prescribed an inhaler for a cold doesn't always mean you have asthma. Your parents will know better if had any prior issues, and your medical records will state those issues. Answer the questionnaire honestly but don't go looking for problems (like a "rib thing").

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