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How can I get over my fear of my doctor

I am scared to death of going to the doctor. It has been 2 years since I had my baby and I haven't gone in for my pap because I am so terrified.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:51 PM on Mar. 12, 2010 in Health

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  • If you are afraid of the person, change doctors. If you are afraid of doctors in general, get some therapy. (I'm not trying to be "smart", it works.) If you are afraid of the pap itself, still go, talk it over. Don't do it until you are ready. I'll come with you. Or get your sister/best friend to come. Good luck!

    Answer by kjrn79 at 7:01 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • I agree about the therapy. Maybe go for hypnotherapy?

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:18 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • what are you afraid of, exactly?

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:29 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Does it make a difference that it's a male or female doctor? Many times a female nurse practitioner does the paps now if that would help.

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:46 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

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