Medical Standards for Entry

Discussion in 'Stickies/Frequently Asked Questions' started by Ninja_Stoker, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Careers Adviser

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    Yep, if it's roaccutane, it's usually 3 months free from prescription & you need to be clear of acne on your back & shoulders when attending the medical.
     
  2. Mitchr

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    it's Duac, I don't have it on my shoulders or back, it's quite pathetic really I literally have redness that I rather not have and it clears it up completely for me.
     
  3. laner88

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    Hey guys, i snapped my achillies tendon roughly 8 years ago it healed very well, i didnt need any physio and ive never had a problem with it will get made TMUF until i can prove this?
     
  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    The doctor will want the medical history of the injury from your GP. You can either produce it at the medical or can wait to be made TMU whilst the contracted doc writes to your GP.
     
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    Ok brilliant thanks for the info
     
  6. aoec2

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    Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction operation??
     
  7. Ninja_Stoker

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    It will certainly need a full investigation, so take the full medical notes relating to the injury, cause, surgical procedure and the physio/outcome. Hopefully if there are zero restrictions & a full recovery, you are in with a chance but be aware the more info you provide upfront, the better the chance of a speedy decision. My thoughts? It could go either way.
     
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    Two ingrown nails in both big toes, have since been removed and nail no longer grows, have all appropriate notes and haven't had any issues for 2 years?
     
  9. Ninja_Stoker

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    Should be OK.
     
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    Hey, I am looking to join the Marines but I have a congenital heart condition, a Coarctation of the Aorta. It was corrected with surgery December last year, I have had no previous symptoms of the condition and I have no issues with fitness. Is it worth me applying?
     
  11. Ninja_Stoker

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    Again it's an issue best advised by a medically qualified service specialist. Suffice to say the medical examiner will require the full history of the condition, the corrective procedure and it may well need to be referred to a service medical consultant for a definitive answer.

    Gut feeling? It is likely to be a significant issue affecting medical suitability for military service, not just the Royal Marines.

    Best of luck.
     
  12. BoxSwallow

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    As Ninja says it is going to be a tough battle for you but honestly the only one who can categorically tell you if you will or will not be able to join is the Medical Examiner. Make sure you bring a long as many documents as you can on your condition and corrective procedures, as much evidence that you can of no further problems and consistently being able to perform very high intensity activity. I don't know what other medical tests can be done on your heart to prove it will be able to cope with the strain of training but maybe research some or ask your gp? It is worth applying though if for no other reason than peace of mind.

    Just to manage your aspirations realistically though in the medical guidlines:
    http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers...~/media/3cd18a33f80c4133967cfc4351756df6.ashx
    It does state under "Heart and Cardiovascular disorders" that "Certain congenital heart conditions e.g. repair of tetralogy of fallot, coarctation of the aorta." make a person unfit for service
     
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    I got diagnosed with hyper mobility when I was little and I also got prescribed orthotics for my habit of tip toe walking when I was little. Both have improved dramatically, would this bar me from entry or not?
     
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    If the prescribed orthotics are on your medical records then yes it's most likely a bar. If not crack on!
     
  15. Ninja_Stoker

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    My advice? Crack-on and see what the medical examiner decides - it depends what your Beighton Test rating is with regard hypermobility and orthotics prescribed by a GP is listed as a bar to entry, but I've known lads prescribed orthotics in recruit training, leave and still be passed fit to re-enter.

    As long as you go into the process 'eyes open' with a pragmatic approach, then there's only one way to find out for certain.
     
  16. MyName

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    I am going to apply for the RM soon. But before I do I need some advice. Cut a long story short I hate my Surveying Apprenticeship, ive always wanted to be in the AF but my parents didn't like the idea so ended doing a boring desk job. This coupled with the fact I started smoking weed I got mild depression. I'm not depressed anymore at all and I know if I was RM the environment wouldn't affect me. I'm willing to quit my job to join but I have to be absolutely certain the medically I will allowed in. Also I haven't smoked in months so if I took a drugs test today id pass. I regret not joining sooner *text deleted* then I know none of this would've happened. I saw on channel 4 show commando school the guy got kicked out for eczema so I'm worried I wont get in.
     
  17. TheRegain

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    how long you been depression free? and was it diagnosed via your GP?

    only way to find out is apply, the process can be drawn out over months, so i would quite your day job just yet
     
  18. MyName

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    well I saw a doctor, she didn't seem worried. I had the options for pills. she said it wasn't necessary but I took them anyways. didn't actually finish as I didn't feel the need to. And ive been free for a couple months now. thinking itd be best to not apply just yet
     
  19. Ryko

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    You could find out if your doctor actually said it was 'depression' on you records seeing as she was so laid back about it. If so you could request her to lower it to the 'blues' or whatever the medical term is, on your records and have her note marijuana was a factor even, it is a depressant. And *text deleted* I say the majority of lads joining have had weed at one stage in their life at least, I doubt the military will mind if you experimented in your youth. But if weed was the cause of you feeling low and then you stopped taking it and felt better it isn't really depression. It may help your case. I'm not sure tho, all the best mate.
     
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  20. TheRegain

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    Its always worth giving it a shot, or you letting yourself be defeated before you started and thats not the type of people they are looking for....

    I know on the medical forms you have to be free from depression for 2 years (handed the medical questionair in this morning) but its all taken on a case by case basis,
    so give it a shot, apply and get fit
     

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