medical

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    Medical - Previous Depression and S8

    Hey all, Firstly, I know this has come up on numerous threads which I have searched through and read. So apologies for another similar thread which no doubt will touch on similar comment/situations made by others. However, I wanted to see if things have changed or if depression is being...
  2. L

    Pnuemothorax (collapsed lung)

    Hi everyone, 2 years ago I had a very small pneumothorax (less than 2cm’s). Bed rest for a week or two and cleared itself up with no need for treatment. Absolutely no issues whatsoever since. Anyway I’d like to join the infantry as a reservist, wondering if this might hinder my application...
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    Joining and debt.

    Hello all Sorry if this is in the wrong section, new here. I have been considering joining for a while now, specifically a medical area (unqualified). But I am looking into other options. However, I do have a significant amount of debt on my shoulders and I am currently in a DMP. I am only 24...
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    Having a squint in the army.

    I have been extremely worried recently as I have applied and am currently awaiting selection, however I have both amblyopia and strabismus in my right eye, it’s pretty slight and my visual acuity Is decent in both eyes Right eye: 6/9 incorrected Left eye: 6/6 incorrected Just wondering if...
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    Dental Question

    Hi, I was directed here from the Navy Site. Finding it hard to find help regarding dental issues and the medical. I am looking to join up in the next few months. The only medical worry I have is that my previous NHS dentist said that I have a TMD - temporomandibular disorder - a clicky jaw...
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    Medical form. Application to join.

    I've applied to join the army (with intentions of going to AFC Harrogate in September 2018). I have a few things to ask: 1) I've taken the Medical form for my GP to fill in (where they enclose my medical history) but they said it could take up to 2 weeks for them to sort it. How will I know when...
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    Medical Question

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    Failed Army Medical

    I failed the army medical for eczema, because of this I cannot reapply for 3 years. The eczema is now gone so could I join the Royal Marines? Would they know of my failed army medical and not let me join?
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    Medically unsuitable ... Appealing

    Good afternoon I am just looking to see if anyone on here has been on in the same situation as me and what their outcome was. So my application was flying through and I was just waiting on my medical records to be reviewed and then I was to get a date for 2 day assessment. Then this morning...
  10. The Angry Peanut

    Medical - Cannabis

    Hi all, Had a medical ahead of my AOSB a couple weeks ago and the Dr said they needed a bit more info about a past injury, no biggie. However i did admit to having smoked cannabis a couple of times a couple years ago (during freshers). Will that affect my application? I asked them if it would...
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    Medical Rejected for The Army Reserve.

    I have been trying to join the Army Reserve and I went through the medical screening with the online questionnaire and then the medical review via GP. The GP confirmed that my medical is of true and I am fit to join the Reserve. Weeks later, I get a letter from the medical board rejecting my...
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    Army Deferral On Medical Grounds.

    Hi Guys, So first a bit of background I am currently going through the stages of joining the army, I have recently had my Army Brief and Face to face interview before assessment centre. During my admin part of the brief I happened to mention I have a blood condition which I was born with called...
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    Failed/deferred medical because of depression?

    Hiya, So I sent off the form to Westbury with my full medical history and opticians report etc... Today I got a letter saying that I have been deferred because of "6 months of low mood" and that I can reapply when I have met the following criteria: Symptom and treatment free for 2 years -...
  14. WelshWonder

    Question regarding medical forms

    Hi all. First of all, apologies if this has been posted in the wrong place, I'm still trying to get my head around these forums. With that said, onto the matter at hand - I've recently given my doctor my army medical forms to fill out, about two weeks ago at this point. Since then I've been...
  15. R

    Medical

    Hello, I have recently attended my local selection board at pirbright and I passed. However at my selection they asked about anxiety and back problems. I used to suffer from both but when I made my medical declaration it wasn't on my records. Since though I went to my doctor about it just to...
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    Someone help please

    So bassicly I applied for British army full time in jAnuary done the interview passed , sent of my medicals and it came back I've been defered due to misuse of cannabis 3 years ago the thing is when I went to see the doctor I was having a rough time with life job living with a girl looking after...
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    Medical rejection and failed appeal

    Hi, I applied to be a CMT in the TA. I went to my assesment centre and aced all the tests but had a medic deferral awaiting a smear test but thats not the issue. I panicked and circled past self harm on the form but i changed my mind as i was doing it but i had already started to make the...
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    Eczema worth a shot?

    I have spent the last few hours reading about every thread with eczema for any sign that it's a possibility. I also fully understand that everyone is different and there's no better accuracy then from the horses mouth, I'm just looking for an opinion. If you look on the British Army website...
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    Anaphylactic

    Gents, I am 19. Reservist CMT, trying to find answers on a medical issue. I am a reserve combat medic, waiting for my training and battling with army and civvie doctors for almost a year! 7 years ago I had a completely out of the blue anaphylactic shock to a combination of things, to what the...
  20. Roza

    Do I jump or be pushed?

    I'm 20 years old, been in the army for 4 years on 29th April this year. July 2015 I was passenger in a car accident and sustained a whiplash injury. A month later I was deployed to Poland on exercise, armed only with a sick chit and still very much in pain. It took until November 2015 to even...
  21. L

    medical question - nasopharyngeal angiofibroma

    hey guys. This is a real hard one. Howver if there is any doctors out there or anyone in the *no* help would be appreciated. when I was 19 I was diagnosed with a condition call juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma ( best to google ) which is benign tumor in the sinus. This was removed via...
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    Should I lie on my medical questionnaire?

    Hi guys, This is my first time posting so apologies if I haven't put this in the correct place or I don't understand some terms etc. I have prescription insoles for my feet to help with fallen arches. I want to apply to the Army Reserves (Int Corps) and have been told by a friend who is an...
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    Can I claim on Doctor visit while on leave?

    Hi all I was home to the Republic of Ireland for Christmas and I came down with a rough dose of D&V after a dodgy turkey sandwich. 48 hours of shitting water and the Internet doctors told me to seek medical attention, so I went off to my family GP (Closest med centre was about 120miles away...
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    Medical appeal for February 2017

    Hello all, I have recently filled out the online medical form and received the following message; Thanks for answering the online Army medical questions. You told us that you have, or have had, one or more disqualifying medical conditions. This means we can’t take your application further...
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    Chances of winning medical appeal???

    Hi, I just got my online medical form back and it said I was disqualified. So I called them up and asked what it was that did this. It was because I have previously had asthma (which I haven't suffered from for a 6 years now) and because I have at 2 or more doses of medical steroids for my...
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    Advice please re DTUS and fitness

    Hi, I have a son on the DTUS scheme first year at uni. He's got tonsilitus again (3rd time this year), on antibiotics and still off for training this weekend. Another parent said that once he's finished his degree and off (hopefully) to Sandhurst they won't be happy as he's been on medication...
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    Medical Question

    Hi everyone, Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I'll try my luck. I just applied to the British Army Reserves in hoping to become a REME Weapons Systems Engineer. My worry is that they might not let me on because when I was 15, I had 2 random epileptic seizures in the space of 4...
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    Hair drug testing at medical?

    Hi chaps, a mate took MDMA (once) and smoked weed (three times) over the summer, before submitting his regular officer application. He's got his medical in a couple of weeks and is a bit worried about drug testing there. Is there any chance they might do a hair drug test on him? The period...
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    Medical Appeal

    I've recently applied to rejoin the reserves after a 20 year gap but have been rejected as my medical report says that I had a 'spinal fracture' to the neck from a car accident that I had 16 years ago. The JSP950 states that anyone with a history of spinal fractures is to be graded P8. I...
  30. M

    Medical enquiry

    Hi I previously had cardiomyopathy which has know been cleared from my cardiologist as being discharged. As I only had it very mild, where it has no effect apart from initial diagnosis as was suffering from a few symptoms, during the time where it had cured itself I was suffering from no...
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    Application Queries

    Good evening. I have submitted my application and have a few queries. Any help would be much appreciated. 1) Medical: I had Eczema in my late teens and am aware this could be an issue. However, I have been completely clear of Ezema for at least 7 years. Would that put that issue to bed? Also...
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    Nasal polyp, can I really not join?

    Hey fellas. Apparently I won't be able to join the army reserves because I have a nasal polyp? I was told I have one when I was about 11/12, but I can't see how its an issue. It doesn't affect me in anyway except sometimes my sense of smell isn't great... I'm hoping it's not a black and white...
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    MEDICAL INSTRUCTORS WANTED

    Instructors wanted for overseas training project, starting August 2016 for an initial period of 2 months. BLS, AHA, ERC instructors preferred but training provided. May be flexibility in duration, e.g. 2 week blocks or 1 month block for right candidates. Please respond, including a copy of...
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    Medical form sent by docs and being reviewed - Timescale?

    Hi Just signed up here as I find myself on this forum every other day. Just wanted to check on something.. I gave my medical form to the doc who withheld my documents until payment was received . Ended up paying him myself after two weeks of pestering and they gave me my money back when army...
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    TA medical versus regular medical

    Alright lads, I've been lurking for a while now and still haven't found an answer. I'm hoping to join the Intelligence Corps Reserves during uni (which for me will start in September), and then transfer to the regs after finishing my degree. My fitness and mental ability are both good, but...
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    Medical failure - allergies and appeals

    I recently failed my medical because of an "allergic reaction event" which happened a couple of years ago. At the time when I suffered my mild reaction (my lip swelled up) the doctors couldn't determine the exact cause. They asked me what I had ingested and the only thing I had prior was...
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    Medical discharge from University Officer Training Corps

    Hello, long term browser and new user of the site here for some help (hopefully!). I was a member of the UOTC and an Army undergraduate bursar during my time at university. I injured my left ankle in 2013 on exercise on a reserve course at Sandhurst. I was hospitalised and x-rayed, but didn't...
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    help with The FMeD 24 personal statement

    Hi, there Ive just been given my medical board date and Im in need of help with the personal statement part, im not really sure how to start it. Any help would be appreciated! kind regards honkin piece of kit
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    *Urgent*Medical deferral after final offer junior soilder

    Hi, Im after some advice my son passed all of his selection, interviews etc and had a final offer to attend Harrogate in March. He had a fall due to a tackle at football and xray was all clear then called back to hospital and advised radial heel fracture hairline and no treatment/physio and...
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    RGMD COCAINE AND DEPRESSION

    Well, where do I start?? I have recently been given my RGMD back from the docs, basically saying I had depression and was dependant on coke. I had gone to the doctor about this confidentially and confidently in March last year. Reason for this spout was due to the fact I was travelling and...