Would this be a problem?

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  1. Last July, I had surgery for an Inguinal Hernia. It took a couple of months to fully heal and feels fine now. If I were to join the Army, would this be a problem? I'm very healthy and have no medical problems. The surgery for the hernia may be the only medical problem i think may get in the way.
     
  2. Hernias are a tricky one...the army really doesnt like it if you could be "prone" to hernias because it can put you out of service for ages. You would have to ask one of the medical guys or probably just ask one of the chaps at your Army recruitment centre.

    (have you tried searching for hernias in the forums-health and fitness section)
     
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  4. Herniae
    3.6.19. Candidates should normally be graded P8 if any hernia (inguinal,
    epigastric or incisional) is present. However, those with an easily reducible
    periumbilical hernia that does not affect physical activity may be graded P2.
    Candidates with repaired and soundly healed herniae may be graded P2
    provided that they are able to tolerate activities comparable with military
    training/service over a minimum period of 3 months. However, candidates
    with incisional herniae (especially if originally extensive) should be referred for
    specialist surgical advice as this type of hernia is more liable to recur.


    Surgical Procedures
    3.6.20. Candidates with a history of open or laparoscopic abdominal surgery
    during the preceding 6 months are normally graded P8. Candidates who have
    had diagnostic laparoscopy and other procedures with a low risk of late
    complications such as appendicectomy and laparoscopic sterilisation may be
    assessed as P2 on return to full physical activity. Care should be exercised to
    ensure that the original reason for such surgery is not disqualifying in itself.
    [DCA Surgery]
     
  5. Go and see a doctor!!!!!!
     
  6. Haha, i did see a doctor and he said I had an Inguinal Hernia. Basically what an inguinal hernia is when organs protude through the muscles.

    In my case, my intestines slowly protruded through my abdominal muscles to my "Family jewel". But it was painless and i didnt notice it until it was starting to frustrate me. So i went to see the doctor...had a surgery, 3 months on i went to visit him and he told me everything has went well and it has fully healed. He told me not to do any physical activiites for 6 months. That time period has long passed, and since then i have been training. Even joined a gym and use most of the facilities and it hasnt been a bother.
     
  7. Doesn't theoriginalphantom deserve a thank you?
     
  8. Oh, yes thank you theoriginalphantom. I just read that and from reading that I think I would be graded P2.

    "Candidates with repaired and soundly healed herniae may be graded P2
    provided that they are able to tolerate activities comparable with military
    training/service over a minimum period of 3 months."
     
  9. i have a bicuspid aortic valve (heart murmur) and am considering surgery to replace/correct my valve would the army then accept me or do they not after surgery? any help please email me at jasonbrooks715@msn.com
     
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