What should i do?

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RedWhiteAndBlue
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Joined: 09/19/2012

Hey everyone, I have a couple questions. I saw a recruiter today and everything seems to be ok with joining but medical. For a background I am 24 years old, 6 feet tall, 200lbs. I have a 4 year degree and zero arrests ever and no history of alcohol or drug abuse. And i took the little pretest for the abvsad at the recruiter and got a 61. (I have used a calculator for years so not having one was not good, that really hurt haha.)

Now my problems are that 1) I had a pilonidal cyst in 2002. Recruiter says I need to get my records. I looked up the DQ facts and it seems that I im ok for qualifying because it was so long ago and its healed with no problems ever. All tests normal.

2) I had a supposed Supraventricular Tachychardia in June of 2010. According to the DQ facts I should be ok with qualifying because it happened over two years ago and im not on meds for it and never had a recurrence. I have never been on meds for it and all my tests and ekg were normal during the hospital stay. I didn't even need to go to the regular doctor after for a checkup. Doctor told me it was a supposed SVT because their was actually no proof it happened besides a high heartbeat when i was in the ambulance but i was working out/lifting wights/running when it happened so they could not be sure.

So should I go get a doctor to write something that I am healthy concerning these 2 things or just give the recruiter the records that I can get from the hospitals?
Is there anything anybody can tell me about their experience with either thing if they have had it and enlisting?

I talked to 2 recruiters about these problems today and they seemed like it won't be too much of a problem I just need to get as much records as possible from the hospital and if anything i will need to see an army doctor to get cleared. Do you all concur or will i have some trouble getting cleared?

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MSG Glenn
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@ RedWhiteAndBlue

I concur. If your Recruiters aren't worried about it then I'd go with their recommendations. If the MEPS doc wants more documentation I guess you'll have to go to a private physician & get cleared but I don't think that's even worth worrying about. Hospital records should be fine.

RedWhiteAndBlue
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Thanks for the quick reply.

Thanks for the quick reply. Hopefully all goes well. Now just to get all the records. What a pain. I did try to contact the hospital of the surgery I had in 2002 but they do not hold records past 7 years. So, im not sure what to do about that one. Recruiter said if that happened just have the hospital write out that they no longer have the records. Hopefully that will be enough?

MSG Glenn
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It should be

You can't produce records that no longer exist.