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  • n. An irrational fear of medical procedures (such as injection) using needles.


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  • I explained to the head nurse that there is a medical protocol for trypanophobia as it kills, and has killed 23 people actively by causing cardiac arrests, many more are killed passively by lack of treatment like mothers who won't get ceasarians, or the diabetics who won't take the insulin.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • This makes the cost of taking the ambulance almost worth it as things like ‘can't sweat’ or ‘trypanophobia’ needle phobia or ‘oxygen therapy’ or ‘multiple system atrophy’ actually make it onto the chart.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I will state that over at Jubilee, the other hospital we chose NOT to go to, they have always treated my trypanophobia well, and put on emla, and a patch we had to use our own emla and patch at this hospital and followed our protocol exactly.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • She either had not heard of trypanophobia or did not want to hear about it as she said, “Fine!” in a "I'm fed up" tone and then turned around and left.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • And when the person who tells you they HAVE Trypanophobia is coming in because they have a low pulse and a low blood pressure, that seems a life endangering response as the most common response to trypanophobia is a dramatic drop in blood pressure and heart rate.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • My first UK doctor had a huge desk between me and him and him in a large leather chair; he ordered a test for mononeucleosis and I told him I had trypanophobia at which point he ripped up the sheet and told me there was no point treating me at all then, if I was not 'compliant.' - welcome to the UK!

    System down: escaped the country

  • You would not like diabetes with your trypanophobia and the failure and subsequent cancellation of Pfizer's inhaled insulin project.

    The Doctor is in, but I am OUT

  • I have a huge fear of neddles! i HATE neddles,i freak if i see a neddle and i cry if a neddle comes right near me.the name is trypanophobia.theres ways to get rid of it.

    List of weird phobias

  • Believe it or no, I have ALL FOUR types of trypanophobia.

    Trypanophobia: Needle Phobia, fencing and my blood work

  • This is the first I heard of trypanophobia, and I think I have it.

    Trypanophobia: Needle Phobia, fencing and my blood work


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