Posted on May 18, 2022
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I was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis back in 2020 when I attend the Sapper leadership school. I'm curious as if will disqualify me from Army flight school or would I need a medical waiver.
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Best way to find out fast is to find the doctor at your base that does flight physicals
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MAJ Byron Oyler
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Rhabdo alone should not disqualify as it should be a temporary condition from too much muscle breakdown. Where problems arise is within the kidneys. Rhabdo can cause renal failure and real question is will they look at a chemistry panel with a flight physical. I suspect they would but I am not a medical flight expert. You should be able to go online with MHS Genesis or Tricare Online (if your location has not converted to MHS Genesis) and look at your Cr, BUN, and GFR. Ranges for normal should be there and you can look at your own labs.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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That was my thoughts. I did RIP way back in 1986, RIPPED all the Infantry Basic Students during that time period. We were all in top conditions, but two weeks of that and I had lost 8 lbs, which was probably about the average. I don't think any of us would have had good labs when we were done.
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AR 40-501 covers medical qualifications
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SSG Carlos M.
SSG Carlos M.
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Specifically Chap 4 I think.
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