Why No Freak Out Over These Conditions Barring People from Serving?


IJ Review put together a list of medical conditions that keep individuals from joining the military. These are 34 conditions according to Military.com.


  • Too Short: Men below 60 inches; women 58 inches

  • Too Tall: Men above 80 inches; women above 80 inches

  • Silicone Breast Implants

  • Endometriosis

  • Persistent Ovarian Cysts

  • Abnormal Pap Smear

  • Organ Transplant Recipient

  • Undescended Testicle

  • Epididymitis – caused by STDs

  • Amputated Penis if Stump Prevents Proper Urination

  • Absence of a Kidney

  • Deformity of Skull, Face, or Jaw

  • Spastic Neck

  • Coronary Heart Disease

  • Cardiomyopathy

  • Varicose Veins – Venous Incompetence

  • Unrepaired Cleft Palate or Lip

  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

  • Epilepsy

  • Head Shunt

  • Certain Types of Head Injuries

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Psychosis

  • Anti-Social Behaviors

  • Personality Disorder

  • Certain Types of Acne

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