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Hey all. Hoping you guys can help me out with what to expect.
In 2010 while I was active duty I went to medical over what I thought was a potential hernia. They did an ultrasound and felt around but told me they didn’t see anything and that if it continued to hurt come back. I got my honorable in January of 2011.
A couple months ago, the pain occasionally still persisted so I filed a claim for a hernia/groin condition and they scheduled me within a few weeks. I just went to my appointment and the Dr. asked me if I had the hernia taken care of yet. I told him that I was never diagnosed with a hernia which is why I also choose “groin condition” on the drop down menu. He help up a paper from my file and said that back in 2010 I was diagnosed with a inguinal hernia and that It says that I never made an appointment to meet with a surgeon. I told him that wasn’t the way that I remember the scenario going, I believe I was told they found nothing and to come back if it still consisted or got worse. So we spoke for a few moments and he said that he’s going to put that it is service connected, as I WAS diagnosed while I was still active duty. He also said since it’s considered elective surgery if I wanted to have it taken care of I would need to talk to my private doctor.
Has anybody had any experience in how this would be rated? He told me that it is service connected but he wasn’t sure how the rating would go.
I’m currently at 30% disability. I also recently received my C-file so I put it in my computer and found the page the doctor referenced and yes, it does say that I was diagnosed back in 2010.
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Hey all. Hoping you guys can help me out with what to expect. In 2010 while I was active duty I went to medical over what I thought was a potential hernia. They did an ultrasound and felt around but told me they didnt see anything and that if it continued to hurt come back.