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    Hi, I wounder if anyone can help...

    Last year I applied to join the TA, however during the medical screening I stupidly mentioned that I had pain's in my knee a few years earlier due to having one leg slightly shorter than the other, therefore I failed the medical. The Doctor said I should go and get it checked out because it could cause problems later in life, so I did. I got my knee examined and had x-rays, but the hospital couldn't see anything wrong and said I shouldn't worry about it. I haven't felt any pain for years now.

    So, I have now decided to join the Navy when I finish Uni, will the failed medical hinder my application even though the hospital have said there is nothing wrong and I am feeling no pain at all.

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    I wouldn't think it would be a problem but only if you can prove that there is nothing medically wrong with you.

    To be honest, I think the Doctor who failed you for the TA should've referred you to a specialist for tests and evaluation of the results, rather than dismissing you on the spot.
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    A lesson learnt is the art of STFU I think. If it's on your medical record then it's a medical issue (which may well have been resolved). If it isn't on your medical record it isn't a medical issue. Don't self diagnose.


    (Original post by DCRISP07)
    I think the Doctor who failed you for the TA should've referred you to a specialist for tests and evaluation of the results, rather than dismissing you on the spot.
    Why would the TA pay for expensive medical tests and evaluation for someone who wasn't a member of the organisation?
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    Have you had a professional medical opinion on your leg length issues? Other than the knee itself. I only ask as it can cause back issues later in life - depends on the severity of it of course.
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    It might be worth going over to RR and PM/post a thread FAO one of the docs on there, they will probably be able to give you a better answer.

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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    Why would the TA pay for expensive medical tests and evaluation for someone who wasn't a member of the organisation?
    They don't, the NHS does.
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    Thanks everyone for your help, feel better now.
 
 
 
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