The medical word for fear of “going under the knife” is tomophobia, which can be explained as “fear of surgery” as a general term. If you are afraid of hospitals, you may experience nosocomephobia, and if your anxiety is connected with medicine, it could be pharmacophobia. These are all medically documented conditions, but in the majority of cases, your fear of what might happen to you during or after surgery is perfectly understandable.
We have good news for you – not only you’re not alone in what you feel, but also there are ways to cope with your fears!
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