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A 36-year-old member asked:

in your professional experience, would i be able to join the us navy with a vitamin deficiency?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Probably: I honestly do not know but i would be surprised if the navy checks for vit deficiencies so if it did not show up on the physical that they put you thru it is unlikely to be an issue ? What vit def do you think you have ?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That Depends.: I did not see vitamin deficiencies specifically listed - see: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.htm ** Some vitamin Deficiencies can lead to medical illnesses - such as illness might be disqualifying. I recommend that you be honest when it comes to entry physical examination and history.

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