aichmophobia

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aichmophobia

[‚āk·mō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of sharp or pointed objects.
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Fear of needles is called trypanophobia and as many as one in five people suffer from it, so much so that it puts people seconds off seeing a doctor or going to a clinic.
The fear of needles is recognized in medical literature as needle phobia, or trypanophobia.
The specific related phobias include trypanophobia, fear of medical procedures involving the use of needles; belonephobia, fear of sharp objects or instruments; and hemophobia, fear of the sight of blood.