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Old 01-29-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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I'm debating between college and military after high school, but I'm not sure if the military would let me in because of medical stuff.

I'm flat footed, but have never needed any special shoes or anything for it and it doesn't bother me.

I had a urethral re-implantation surgery when I was little and haven't had any problems since except for a little pain (barely any) from scarring. I went to the doctor about a month ago for it because I was scared it was "undoing" itself or something and that I would need another surgery, but it's just scarring.

The thing that I'm most worried about is that I have lots of doctor visits/complaints of stuff from when I was younger (before I started high school) about stomach aches, head aches, dizziness, nausea, and stuff like that because I basically hated school and would pretend to be sick then my parents would make me go to the doctor. Would that prevent them from letting me in the military?
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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Default medical concerns..

You'll need to see a recruiter and then go to MEPS where a military doctor will evaluate you. They will need to see all you medical records..
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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You'll need to see a recruiter and then go to MEPS where a military doctor will evaluate you. They will need to see all you medical records..
What bellhead said is correct. You're not still faking sick to get out of things, are you? Because that may lead to a malingering charge in the military.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Petticoat Junction
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because I basically hated school and would pretend to be sick then my parents would make me go to the doctor. Would that prevent them from letting me in the military?
Depends. Has your attitude changed? If so, great. If not, please do our military a favor and plan another career path.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I'm debating between college and military after high school, but I'm not sure if the military would let me in because of medical stuff.

I'm flat footed,
I was drafted with flat feet. Bad flat feet... I made it 22+ years in the Army.

Go talk to all the recruiters...


Rich
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Thanks for the answers everyone. I stopped faking sick in 6th or 7th grade. (I'm a junior now.) That's what I'm mainly concerned about - that they wouldn't want me because I used to fake sick all the time, even though I don't do it anymore. I'm guessing they wouldn't just not let me in the military because I lied as a kid, but they might think I'm lying about lying because I don't want to be disqualified, you know?
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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For anything that is a real medical condition (surgery, etc), bring a letter from the appropriate doctor with you, to MEPS. Make sure your various Dr.'s contact information is included. If there is no impact on function, be sure the letter says so. Be prepared for a pretty thorough ortho exam - they'll make you walk back and forth across the room about 50 times.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Tioga County
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....Beaglebuddy..take a look at my post ..page 5..on the topic: "75% of ..........", specifically the 3rd paragraph.
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