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  • Will IC disqualify you from military service?

    Im thinking about joining the Air Force as an officer once I get my master's degree. I was wondering if as long as the IC is well managed would they let me in? Or is it completely disqualify?-thanks
    Diagnosed with IC October 2009- through bladder biopsy (no glomerations or hunners ulcers found, just irritation)

    I have moderate-severe IC

    Currently stopped taking all medications due to pregnancy

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    There is no test they do for it. When I was going to go to OS they do the tests as in xrays, eye and hearing exams, etc. I say you would be ok, it isn't in their book of declines like weight loss surgery is. Read my blog about my journey into RAW food, not taking meds or horrible instillations and having stem cell treatment done for IC that I have had forever.


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      I am still surprised the first reply back was just the other day. OK. I had not seen the post at all. She may have her master degree by now for all I know. I do know I did spend 4 years in the Navy, but that was between 1987-1991. OK. I was not diagnosed until 1997. Yep! I have read a couple of posts from people getting diagnosed while in the military. Of course, they don't usually take people with disabilities too much. I would not have wanted to stay in the Navy with IC at all. I do know one dude that was getting ready to deploy with a national guard unit that got diagnosed. Regardless, he was not able to deploy and no longer belongs to the unit as far as I know. I also noticed the person has fibromyalgia. OK. I just mentioned that because that would mean more than one condition that causes pain. Anyhow, that diagnoses may be enough to keep some from getting in. I don't know, but I am sitting in here in pain and tired and well aware I am on disability retirement by now. I read about one officer that was diagnosed and ended up putting in to retire.(as he had over 20 years) OK. He went on to be a teacher until he fell asleep at a red light. Maybe it was ok to put that. Oh, well!