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Scared of needles for anemic test

Patient: I am 13 and have the biggest fear of needles I could not bare to get a blood test to see if I was amemic today because I was so scared nobody understands the this phobia I have. I talked to Childline due to a period of depressen after please help me is there anything that will make it less painful for me to settal and get the next time.

 

 

Doctor: Although anemia can be diagnosed by visible clinical signs, the level of hemoglobin can be ascertained only by a blood t est. This phobia of needle pricks can be overcome only by boldly facing it a few times. It’ll be easier for you, as you grow up. Don’t worry!!

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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