Hey, Im scared about something.

Thriller

Newbie
Hey, right firstly im new so hey, secondly im 18 and i want to join the RN but im really scared about the medical exam that you have to take, (i know im silly) but its just freaks me out. So yeah i just want to know what happens at a medical exam?? like does some old women (picture Maggie Thatcher) come along and strip you down naked a poke you :cry: Thanks guys/girls.
 

slim

War Hero
Don't worry about the medical examination. It is not a lot different to going to your GP and having a proper health check.
Why not book an appointment with your GP and tell him you would like to be fully checked over?
 

Pete_the_Knife

Midshipman
They're only gonna check you've got all the requesite digits and appendages and that they all point the right way. Also they will check that you can see and hear.

Its after you've joined when you are theirs that they will then poke and prod you to their hearts content, usually with great big needles n lots of 'em
 

josiecats

War Hero
Pete_the_Knife said:
They're only gonna check you've got all the requesite digits and appendages and that they all point the right way. Also they will check that you can see and hear.

Its after you've joined when you are theirs that they will then poke and prod you to their hearts content, usually with great big needles n lots of 'em

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
thats sooooo mean . :twisted: :twisted:
 

Pete_the_Knife

Midshipman
Yeah 'Josiecats' is right it was mean. Some of the needles are not that big and I really don't remember any of 'em looking like Maggie Thatch tho' the dental hygenists were very pleasant
 

andym

War Hero
There must be a reason why you are worried about the medical?There really is no need to,unless you have a skeleton in the cupboard.As previously stated its just a routine run of the mill Medical to see that youre not a mutant carrying a horrendous catching disease!
 

Thriller

Newbie
andym said:
There must be a reason why you are worried about the medical?There really is no need to,unless you have a skeleton in the cupboard.As previously stated its just a routine run of the mill Medical to see that youre not a mutant carrying a horrendous catching disease!

The reason why im worried is because i have never had a medical exam before (not that i can remember anyway) and i just didnt know what to expect. I've listened to all these horror stories about things being put in to certain areas (my friend told me that during a medical exam the examiner sticks things into your genitals to see if you have anything) and it sounded very painful. My friend was a bit drunk at the time though so i dont know if thats so true. But yeah anyway i just had a terrible picture in my head about what was gonna happen. God i sound like a two yr old scared of going to the doctor for an injection lol :lol: oh well i will just have to be a big brave boy and go to the medical exam lol :lol:
 

andym

War Hero
Ok it goes like this,they will ask you a shed load of questions ,have you or your family ever suffered from ......then a long list of ailments.They will then check out your heart and lungs,take your temperature and Blood pressure.You next get to pee in a jar,which they will test for a range of things.You will have an eye test,i.e read the words off the wall chart,then a colour blindness test,called the Ishihara test after a Japanese Gent who devised it.you will be asked to drop your trollies and then the Dr will gently(one hopes)cups your bollocks and asks you to cough.iF your cobblers move all is well.As for injection the RN will not subject you to any untill you are in the RN,no point wasting money at this stage if you fail somewhere along the line.And yes you are right,sticking things in your genitals is painfull as well as VERY disturbing.Might i suggest you stick your knee in you mates Genitals and conduct a bit of Pain Research?
 
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