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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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