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.
Although anemia can be diagnosed by visible clinical signs, the level of hemoglobin can be ascertained only by a blood test. 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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