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    RM Medical Examination

    Hi guys im new to the forum and just wondering what happens during the medical i.e. what med checks eyc and also how is the cough and drop carried out as ive been told there are different ways of it being done
    cheers mikey

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    Re: RM Medical Examination

    Quote Originally Posted by mikey_boi
    Hi guys im new to the forum and just wondering what happens during the medical i.e. what med checks eyc and also how is the cough and drop carried out as ive been told there are different ways of it being done
    cheers mikey
    Absolutely correct & welcome to this particular forum.

    The Medical Examination is there to ascertain your fitness to enter service & the Medical Officer conducts a hearing test, colour perception test, a urine sample, checks you blood pressure, listens to your heart & lungs, investigates your previous medical history, measures your height & weight and checks your lower abdomen for a hernia.

    He/she is no more wanting to touch your bits than than you seemingly wish them to, so the same question repeated in a different forum has exactly the same answer. Happily, you and the Medical Officer are of entirely the same frame of mind with regard contact.
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    Re: RM Medical Examination

    cheers for the info mate so he/she touches the lower abdomen/ groin rather than your old boy and gonads?
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    Re: RM Medical Examination

    It used to be "Cough, are these yours?"

    But we then got a Doc of the female persuasion and she just pressed my lower abdomen, I was very disapointed.

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    Re: RM Medical Examination

    cheers guys for the info also I have had numerous grommets put in my ears from a young age the last one when I was 13 I'm now 21 will an have been told my hearing is now perfect will this class as a medical fail sorry to ask so many questions but I've no idea and would appreciate any help cheers
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    Re: grommets - shouldn't be a problem - good luck.
    Opinions stated are those of a Service Medical Officer acting in good faith and a personal capacity. It's unofficial, so don't quote me when it all goes wrong.
    Opinions stated are not necessarily those of the Royal Navy or HM Government.

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    Re: RM Medical Examination

    thanks again guys
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    Re: RM Medical Examination

    sorry to be a pain guys a million and one questions i know,just to clarify the cough and drop aint used any more and the test is carried out on the lower abdomen(above the old boy - around pubic line (under bellybutton) also does the doc test your scrotum for swelling etc
    cheers mikey
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    Re: RM Medical Examination

    Why are you so concerned about this? The test is to check for hernias (where you cough as the MO places his/her fingers at the bottom of the abdomen, near your femoral pulse (Google inguinal hernial orifice if you want to see)) and also to make sure both balls have dropped. Just a general medical: nothing to worry about.

    You'll be getting your kit off in front of a lot more people if you get in, if you're worried about your modesty, and there's no point trying to hide something: it will be found and if you have lied you risk being booted.

    Take it like a man!

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    Re: RM Medical Examination

    Im not worried about the test or taking my kit off i got nothing to hide, i was just under the impression that the test was tou dropped you boxers and the med officer placed his/her hand under the scrotum and you coughed,
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