Umbilical hernia DQ?

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  1. USMA2019

    USMA2019 Member

    Aug 4, 2013
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    Hello all,
    So I have a small umbilical hernia from birth that my Doctor has told me to opt out of repairing because despite participating in vigorous activities such as cross country and swim, I have no pain or discomfort.My question is that will an unrepaired hernia cause me to be disqualified and if disqualified, is there a possibility to be granted a waiver? Any insight would be great, thank you.
  2. GoArmyBeatNavy

    GoArmyBeatNavy 5-Year Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    From DODI 6130.03, Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction in the Military Services, 13 SEP 2011, enclosure 4, page 24:

    Abdominal Wall

    (1) Current hernia (except for small or asymptomatic umbilical hernias), including but not limited to uncorrected inguinal (550) and other abdominal wall hernias (553).

    (Unless otherwise stipulated, the conditions listed in this enclosure are those that do NOT meet the standard by virtue of current diagnosis, or for which the candidate has a verified past medical history.)

    This is the DoD Standard, each individual service might have a more stricter standard.

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