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    Hi im not sure if this is the right section for this question but if someone can answer my question it would be greatly appreciated. Im finishing up my MOS schooling in Pensacola and recently discovered i have a horseshoe kidney. Im hearing alot of different things and wanted to know for sure if they can medically discharge me for it??and if so do i get benefits,what exactly would happen?Im really worried and would love some help


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    No one here can provide specific medical advice for your condition.If the medical officers you are seeing can't answer your questions,ask for a consult with a specialist.In most cases people with this condition are not diagnosed until it is found at an autopsy after death at an old age.


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    What the hell is a horse shoe kidney?


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    Quote Originally Posted by artypig View Post
    What the hell is a horse shoe kidney?
    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/378396-overview


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    very high in iron?????[g] batw


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    I am in the US Navy Reserve and have been enlisted for a little over 12 years. 1 year ago, in April 2010 I had a Kidney stone, which I passed with no complications. Since I passed it, I have not had any kind of issues with my kidneys... no pain of any kind. I have also had follow up checks and was told by my doctor, that my kidney's are functioning normally.

    When I had the kidney stone, I learned that I have a Horseshoe kidney. As stated before, I have not had any issues since I had the kidney stone and it has been 1 year. My question is, will this be something they will discharge me for. 1. I never knew I had this anomaly. 2. I have been in the Navy Reserve for over 12 years. 3. In 44 years of my life, I have never had any issues regarding my kidney, other than the 1 kidney stone.
    4. Considering I have been in the Navy Reserve for over 12 years and all of the training and the fact that I have a Secret Security clearance, I am assuming quite a bit of money has been spent, and as I have never had any issues that has caused me to be unable to perform my duties...

    What are the odds of me being medically discharged.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dburn0001 View Post
    I am in the US Navy Reserve and have been enlisted for a little over 12 years. 1 year ago, in April 2010 I had a Kidney stone, which I passed with no complications. Since I passed it, I have not had any kind of issues with my kidneys... no pain of any kind. I have also had follow up checks and was told by my doctor, that my kidney's are functioning normally.

    When I had the kidney stone, I learned that I have a Horseshoe kidney. As stated before, I have not had any issues since I had the kidney stone and it has been 1 year. My question is, will this be something they will discharge me for. 1. I never knew I had this anomaly. 2. I have been in the Navy Reserve for over 12 years. 3. In 44 years of my life, I have never had any issues regarding my kidney, other than the 1 kidney stone.
    4. Considering I have been in the Navy Reserve for over 12 years and all of the training and the fact that I have a Secret Security clearance, I am assuming quite a bit of money has been spent, and as I have never had any issues that has caused me to be unable to perform my duties...

    What are the odds of me being medically discharged.
    -The odds are Zero.You have one good kidney with a good creatine(Kidney Function blood test)therefore one kidney works as two kidneys-and you have no-problem...........Period.Enjoy your Secret Clearance -watch your back...........


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    As for a Horse shoe kidney-this means that the function of it-is not up to par o f a normal functioning kidney.It is much less.As long as you have one good kidney -that's all you need to live a normal life.Ofcause if you damage the good kidney-then you would first have a problem.Transplant or Dialysis would be necessary.So be James Bond for America............God Bless You USN-Reserve-Give my regards to ONI.


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    Last item,then I'm gone-Normal creatine is .8-to-1.3.At 1.4 level-this is the point where the Physician says"can do contrast"or"cant do contrast"-depends on age,diabetes,vascular,heart,respiratory, Hypertension and renal function.Find out what yours is-Then You'll know.Find out the bun of the horse shoe kidney also.


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    I see this was a few days ago-Well For Your Information Also.Beer is good for the kidneys-will flush small stones out.


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    While your at it-Have the Bronx Royal Salute-Ice Cold Beer in a Mug and a shot of Corn Yak..........Have two,three rounds of this and You'll think your on the synthetic pain med-PHENTINAL-It's pretty Potent.Yeah it's a Boiler Maker-but better Effect....Classier also.You know I could use a Coors Lite tonight.I didn't have one Sunday or Monday-I've got a Bit of a Belly-I look Pregnant-I gotta lose this weight.I'm Morbidly Obese-but my glucose is good.Anyway Folks-You cant say I Haven't bent your Ear-for a While.So Bless You All and Good Night.


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