No not on their own but if they cause you pain, then you can have them removed. Trust me I know....I have had the surgery twice to include an anal fissure and it's no fun but I am glad I did the surgeries so I don't have to live with the hemorrhoids.
You should have been seen by a GS or Proctologist for the hemorrhoids. They have to determine the severity of them based on the S/C % that is allowed.
Go the VBA at your local VA Medical Center and ask for a copy of the C&P exam. The contracted examiner will not give you a copy of it. They are contracted with the VA and that is who they will get the exam back to....
I was thinking she wants her EED to be correct, as stated she is 50%S.C....Awarded in 2015 but EED dates back to when she was Diagnosed BY va Dr ...in 2009.
I am completely lost in this post?
she was S.C.in 2015 &Awarded 50%PTSD...if this veteran was denied or was lowballed for rating and S.C. in 2015...How will filing NOD Help? 2009-2015 is close to 6 years timeline to file the NOD 1 YEAR..unless she has been in Appeals all this time?
RECONSIDERATION OR REVIEW? of claim back in 2009? for Correct EED?
OR for increase in rating?
You need to hold the VA accountable. They have to rate you on "criteria". The criteria for SC is always the Caluza Triange:
1. Current diagnosis. BY A DOCTOR, (or competent medical professional, such as a NP). Not a rater, shoe salesman, or GS8 rating specialist. The rating specialist does not "add to" or alter the doctors criteria, he is not competent to make a medical opinion.
2. In service event or aggravation.
3. Nexus, or medical opinion's link between 1 and 2.
Whether you have purple hair, drive a pink mini bus, or Voted for Trump is irrelevant. If you meet the criteria above, you get SC. The rating specialist can not decide the doc did not do a good job examing you based on the doc diagnosing you when you only met part of the criteria. This is a judgement call made by doctors, not rating specialists.
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