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    Confused Overseas Screening & DH Going Crazy

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    So I assume someone has been through this that can lend me some advice, help, and answers. My hubby is stationed in Okinawa at Camp Foster and I'm diagnosed with PCOS. I do not currently take anything for it and it's under control to where I get menstrual cycles every 2 or 3 months. I visit the OBGYN once a year. I don't really go to the doctors so that's not the issue but I been on edge about this overseas screening and wondering if I could be denied because of the fact I have PCOS. My civilian doctor did write on the papers my PCOS is stable and there is no limitations to why I can't go. He cleared me but they do want to view my medical records and I do have a incident in which I was bleeding for a month but I worried that one incident may get me denied. Does anyone has answers? I been going crazy looking this up and my poor hubby says it's hurting him I'm not with him. We're best friends so we're trying to get this screening approved so he can send up his tour conversion being the fact he is a Marine. I just hope one of you have been through this and can lend me a helping hand. I have no other medical issues or anything.
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    If someone could please provide info I really need it
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    It's unlikely anyone has dealt with the specific medical issue, going to that specific base, so you may not get super great info. Also, your posts were only seven minutes apart. Patience! Most people check the boards once a day, if that.

    All that said, I'm not sure what you mean when you say they approved you but then asked for more info. Those things seem contradictory. Do you mean your civilian doc said you were okay? Is that what you mean by "cleared"? If so, the civilian doc has very little to do with the process since he has no idea what the military rules and requirements are for overseas.

    How long ago was the bleeding incident? What kind of care did you need for it?

    Based on what you said, I'd be a bit surprised if you weren't approved, since PPCOS is pretty common and yours seems to be under control and not something likely to require doctors' time, but medical approval is an odd thing, and sometimes it seems arbitrary. So based on what you've said, I'd not be too worried, but I wouldn't pack a bag and quit my job just yet either.
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    Your right patience. lol I'm getting so anxious and ahead of myself but my civilian doctor said I was okay yes. But I know medical screening will want to view my records. Also the incident happened 2015 but on the paper it says 2016 in October. They first put me on Birth control and that didn't stop the bleeding so then they put me on Provera which did stop the bleeding. I literally visit the doctors once a year if that. So I'm just wondering if I will be approved. I get what your saying about it's something people can't really answer, but if you've been through overseas screening and based on my case what do you think the outcome will be? Also I'm enrolled in EFMP and my doctor had to fill it out and state on it no limitations to why I can't travel which he did and even made it clear my PCOS is stable and that on a scale base on having it I'm in good condition.
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    it generally takes 6-8 weeks to get an answer. If you have turned in all the necessary paperwork to the military then you just have to wait. If you haven't turned paperwork in (there are specific forms and documents required for the screening), then I suggest doing that ASAP.

    None of us can really say if you will or will not get approved, its all dependent upon camp foster, they make the decision as to whether they have the manpower to care for you, should care be needed. they also have to consider if you get pregnant.. are you high risk, if so they could deny you, or they could not.. none of us can say... hurry up and wait is all we can give.

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    I wouldn't be overly concerned about being denied over that. I feel like that's a relatively common thing GYN's deal with.
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    Thank you so much Stephanie. It calms my nerves but also I just feel I'll be approved. Reading some woman's stories of overseas screening and being denied was scaring me. I have to understand their situations are different along with their diagnosis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahnace View Post
    Your right patience. lol I'm getting so anxious and ahead of myself but my civilian doctor said I was okay yes. But I know medical screening will want to view my records. Also the incident happened 2015 but on the paper it says 2016 in October. They first put me on Birth control and that didn't stop the bleeding so then they put me on Provera which did stop the bleeding. I literally visit the doctors once a year if that. So I'm just wondering if I will be approved. I get what your saying about it's something people can't really answer, but if you've been through overseas screening and based on my case what do you think the outcome will be? Also I'm enrolled in EFMP and my doctor had to fill it out and state on it no limitations to why I can't travel which he did and even made it clear my PCOS is stable and that on a scale base on having it I'm in good condition.
    You keep mentioning that your civilian doctor said you are fine. Try to let go of that. It means absolutely nothing. They have no idea what goes in to a medical screen, what facilities and specialists are available at a specific base, what that base's capacity is like, etc. Your civilian doctor's opinion on this is meaningless. This has nothing to do with your ability to travel, which is what your doctor is commenting on. It has to do with the Marines being able to provide the car you need, *or that you are likely to maybe need* once they send you somewhere.

    What category of EFMP are you? (Not sure if Marines works the same as Navy EFMP.)
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    I'm in 1 but anyway just so you know I did speak with someone at the overseas screening office and was told my doctors input does HELP. Due to the fact he's been the one dealing with my issue. They told me the screening doctor is just the one who co signs. Point being I'm going off what the overseas screening people said. I never said they knew what was going on in the screening process but they know my condition at the end of the day. Anywho thank you for your input and I hope you have a blessed day. ☺️
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    I had all my care done by civilian doctors. They definitely take it all into account but ultimately civilian doctors don't really understand the whole approval and denial system. The Air Force doesn't have categories though. They literally just look do see if they have the specialists needed at the base they're trying to send you to.
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