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Could i join the navy after sesamoidectomy 2 years ago?

Check out:: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities2.htm

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What will the navy do if I tell them that I have eczema?

What will the navy do if I tell them that I have eczema?

Eczema and USN: "Current or history of atopic dermatitis (691) or eczema (692) after the 9 th birthday is disqualifying." per http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/skin.htm ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a medical waiver for the navy (empyema)?

Can you tell me how to get a medical waiver for the navy (empyema)?

Empyema: "Empyema, including residual pleural effusion or unhealed sinuses of chest wall." is considered disqualifying. I don't know if this is a waiverable condition or not. Waiver requests are submitted via MEP's for conditions that may be waiverable. ...Read more

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Will you be disqualified to enlist in the navy if you have a low hemoglobin count?

Will you be disqualified to enlist in the navy if you have a low hemoglobin count?

Enlistment requires: "Current hereditary or acquired anemia, which has not been corrected with therapy before appointment or induction, is disqualifying. For the purposes of this regulation, anemia is defined as hemoglobin of less than 13.5 for males and less than 12 for females." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/blood.htm ...Read more

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How can I lose inches overnight for the navy? I need to lose about 4 inches but without a Saran/body wrap

How can I lose inches overnight for the navy? I need to lose about 4 inches but without a Saran/body wrap

The night before: isn't when you need to start addressing the issue! It is now PFA time again. I see a # of people weekly for appetite suppression ear acupuncture in order for them to get within body fat standards. After 27 years in the Navy - I know how difficult it can be. But, there isn't a safe way to lose 4" in one night. You need to consistently make health a priority. ...Read more

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I am in the navy and a corpsman told me my pain in my wrist is from over working it. I have had this for over a year in both wrists. What could it be?

I am in the navy and a corpsman told me my pain in my wrist is from over working it. I have had this for over a year in both wrists. What could it be?

Many possibilities: The location of your pain will help narrow down your diagnosis. Common causes of wrist pain include but not limited to tendinitis, strains/sprains, nerve compression and even fractures. Oversue injuries generally cause inflammation of tendons however, other possibilities remain. Therefore proper examination and evaluation by an orthopedist can help diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more

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The navy has turned down my son for a keratoma, age 30. How serious is this and what test is used to determine this. He passed first exam & sent to on?

The navy has turned down my son for a keratoma, age 30. How serious is this and what test is used to determine this. He passed first exam & sent to on?

Teratoma?: A teratoma is a tumor that can contain tissues from embryonic germ cell layers (e.g., skin, bone, hair) sometimes within a cyst. Usually benign if the tissues are mature, but immature types can be malignant. It could be a tiny teratoma, but, especially if it's on his chest & he's 30, it should be removed surgically & looked at under a microscope. ...Read more

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What to do if I have questions about the navy?

What to do if I have questions about the navy?

Recommend: that you meet with your local recruiter with your list of questions. ...Read more

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Can I join the navy with a herniated disk?

Can I join the navy with a herniated disk?

No: No. "ruptured nucleus pulposus, herniation of intervertebral disk or history of operation for this condition" are all causes for rejection for induction, enlistment or commissioning into all branches of the armed forces. ...Read more

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If I have asthma, can I enlist in the navy?

If I have asthma, can I enlist in the navy?

No: 'asthma, including reactive airway disease, exercise-induced bronchospasm or asthmatic bronchitis, reliably diagnosed and symptomatic after the 13th birthday, is disqualifying.' see standard at: http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/lungs.Htm. Don't lie about it - you will risk being processed for fraudulent enlistment. ...Read more