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  1. Hey Just got back from my medical, Been declared TMU due to blood in the urine. I was a prem baby and had nephritis. Got the all clear when i was 16 (im 21 now) Been referred to navy specialist. Was wondering what you think the outcome would be?

    I mean i know microscope hematuria can be caused by excessive exercise. Which i have been over doing lately as having to loose nearly 2 1/2 stone before passing my BMI.

    There is no protein in the urine or keytones.

    Any comment is welcomed. Including sarcy ones! lol
  2. Don't hold your breath for a quick or simple outcome
  3. Nah im not lol. Made myself a doctors appointment, to see if it is an infection of any kind, or prostate problems. But im guessing it is because of the problems i had with my kidneys as a kid. As far as i'm aware im fine.
  4. Just got back from the GP
    and have thin membrane disease. If angrydoc could answer if this will affect my medical?
  5. For interest, you don't produce blood in your urine when you exercise (haemoglobin) - but you do break down muscle and excrete myoglobin. The dip sticks we (and everybody) use cannot differentiate between haemoglobin and myoglobin (they detect the globin molecule) so it flashes up on the stick as blood. If concerned you need to look at it down a microscope - lots of fun.

    Anyway, nephritis. If everything is now ok (blood pressure normal, kidney function normal on blood tests and nothing in the urine) then there isn't a problem but all cases are run past an RN consultant. I suspect you'll have bloods done and a repeat urine test: the previous one could be a one-off. It should also be sent to the lab to work out whether it's Hb or Mb. There are lots of innocent causes for microscopic haematuria.

    Wait out.
  6. Cheers for the reply doc

    Just wondering if thin membrane disease is an automatic fail? As after speaking to the GP thats what i was diagnosed with at the age of 16.

    After reading up on it, it seems that its benign, and i will have blood in my urine.
  7. Very quick question. Got my medical next week and I will declare that I have a hiatus hernia (approx 2cm in size) and it was discovered in 2005 by endoscopy but I have had no treatment or medication for it. It's a very common thing and doesn't cause me any problems, the doc said they can go as quickly as they appear so I cannot be sure it is even still there. It is on my medical records but its the only thing suspect on my records. How do you think that will affect my medical?

    Hiatus Hernia's are not like stomach or groin hernias - just part of the stomach that has creeped above the diaphragm.
  8. I have my medical today and to put it simply i am bricking it, i don't know why. I don't know of any problems but i am so nervous.

    I have to be there at 2pm and this morning is dragging!

    If anyone else is in this situation then good luck :D .
  9. I don't recall Herniation being a specific bar to entry although it renders an individual unfir for certain jobs like diver..

    Maybe AFCO staff can say more..

    Stop being a fairy there's nowt to worry about apart from making wood when asked to cough 8O :lol:
  10. Hiatus hernia is very common and lots of people probably have one, though it's never been diagnosed as they haven't had endoscopy done. Nothing to worry about as long as you don't need medication and it never required an operation.
  11. Fab thanks. Ive never needed meds or any surgery, so it's looking good :)
  12. Well i had my medical yesterday and failed it, i am gutted. It's only on something minor and they have said that it shouldn't be a problem if i can get a note from my GP but i can't believe it.

    I just hope it all works out.
  13. I hope they get it sorted for you asap. Good Luck for next time.
  14. I failed my medical twice due to protein urea and ended up having to go to Haslar for some blood tests to make sure I was OK, turned out fine in the end. I was probably just wanking too much as I was still 15 at the time. I'm sure you will be OK.
  15. So, in summary jp get a note from your GP saying it's just cos your a w4nker and you'll be fine :lol:
  16. :lol: I am not sure of a good come back to that!
  17. Touche!

    Good luck with it fella, you'll fit right in LOL! :lol:
  18. Hello again, had my medical today and Dr was pleased. He requires a letter from my personal Dr to confirm no treatment/surgery was/is needed for hernia and having had bloody asthma as a child I have to complete a 28 day peak flow chart - and thats it - done and passed :)
  19. Well done :) .
  20. You sorted out that GP letter yet? :?:

    And well done Jen :)

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