Normal Topic MEPS and Medical History (Read 4679 times)
Paste Member Name in Quick Reply Box jinx
New User
*
Offline



Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 10th, 2010
MEPS and Medical History
Apr 16th, 2010 at 7:04pm
Mark & QuoteQuote Print Post  
I have a question regarding my medical history going into MEPS. Last October, I got sent to the ER last October because I had a "panic attack" but I was never diagnosed with anything. My recruiter says that since I was never diagnosed with anything, I shouldn't mention it at MEPS.

In the ER paperwork, it said that I have ovarian cysts. The only ultrasound I have says that ovaries appear normal size, PCOS appearance. Is this going to be a problem?

Also, when I was four I had ear tubes placed in because my adenoids were enlarged, causing me to have many ear infections. After the surgery, I had no problems after wards. My recruiter said that since I don't remember the surgery, and I haven't had a problem since, that I don't have to mention it.

the original navy person I spoke to said everything shouldn't be a problem, but each time I go talk to my recruiter he acts like I'm trying to disqualify myself. I'm not, and I don't want to lie.

What I'm trying to ask, is everything going to be OK?
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Paste Member Name in Quick Reply Box George W. Maschke
Global Moderator
*****
Offline


Make-believe science yields
make-believe security.

Posts: 5827
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Joined: Sep 29th, 2000
Re: MEPS and Medical History
Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2010 at 9:05pm
Mark & QuoteQuote Print Post  
jinx,

I'm not able to give you an informed opinion regarding your medical eligibility for military service, but your recruiter is not looking out for your best interest when (s)he advises you to withhold information about your medical history. Your recruiter is just trying to fill a quota.

I think it would be best for you to answer all questions about your medical history completely and truthfully. That way, when you do enter the navy (as you likely will if you have no medical condition that would prevent you from serving), should you ever develop a serious medical condition, you cannot be denied treatment because of a fraudulent enlistment.
  

George W. Maschke
Tel/SMS: 1-202-810-2105 (Please use Signal Private Messenger or WhatsApp to text or call.)
E-mail/iMessage/FaceTime: antipolygraph.org@protonmail.com
Wire: @ap_org
PGP Public Key: 316A947C
PGP Public Key (offline): 2BF4374B
Personal Statement: "Too Hot of a Potato"
Back to top
IP Logged
 
Bookmarks: del.icio.us Digg Facebook Google Google+ Linked in reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Yahoo
MEPS and Medical History

Please type the characters that appear in the image. The characters must be typed in the same order, and they are case-sensitive.
Open Preview Preview

You can resize the textbox by dragging the right or bottom border.
Insert Hyperlink Insert FTP Link Insert Image Insert E-mail Insert Media Insert Table Insert Table Row Insert Table Column Insert Horizontal Rule Insert Teletype Insert Code Insert Quote Edited Superscript Subscript Insert List /me - my name Insert Marquee Insert Timestamp No Parse
Bold Italicized Underline Insert Strikethrough Highlight
                       
Insert Preformatted Text Left Align Centered Right Align
resize_wb
resize_hb







Max 200000 characters. Remaining characters:
Text size: pt
More Smilies
View All Smilies
Collapse additional features Collapse/Expand additional features Smiley Wink Cheesy Grin Angry Sad Shocked Cool Huh Roll Eyes Tongue Embarrassed Lips Sealed Undecided Kiss Cry
Attachments More Attachments Allowed file types: txt doc docx psd pdf bmp jpe jpg jpeg gif png swf zip rar tar gz 7z odt ods mp3 mp4 wav avi mov 3gp html maff pgp gpg
Maximum Attachment size: 500000 KB
Attachment 1:
X