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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Anyone Exposed To Ao Have Chronic Sinusitis And/or Nasal Polyps?

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Just curious: I've had chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps for over 25 years now...(several removal surgeries)...I was exposed to AO in VN in many areas....I know it hasn't been documented/recognized by VA, but wondering if anyone else out there who was in VN has this problem as well?

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I have had chronic sinusitis and had some nasal polypys removed also. Served in Vietnam 69 to 70. Also have locally advanced prostate cancer.

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I was there 68 and i have had trouble 20 years also surgery . Sould have had it again.

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I was in Nam in '66-'67. Surgery in '99 for removal of polyps. Private specialist says I need surgery again.

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My VSO added the polyps/sinus problems to my VA Disability Claim....although at present, nothing has been proven, that doesn't mean it won't down the road...

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I was in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 and exposed to AO. Never had a problem with nasal polyps until I came back from Vietnam. No one else in my family has a history of nasal polyps. I have had several major surgeries to remove polyps. The first time I had the operation done I was one of about 20 people accepted in a Federal study by the Layhee Clinic in MA to have my operation done for case study. Recently I filed a claim with the VA by submitting approximately 300 pages of medical records related to my polyps and that claim that has been rejected by the VA office located in Providence RI.

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