Coping with Test Pain, Discomfort, and Anxiety

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That Wasn't So Bad Now, Was It?

Many of the tests your doctor arranges for you today are less intrusive and more comfortable than in the past. A variety of specimen collection equipment has been designed with patient comfort in mind.

Understanding what will happen, communicating your needs to the health care professionals assisting you, employing simple relaxation techniques, and knowing how to take care of any minor physical pains will help the apprehensive individual be most comfortable and prepared for a medical test. Now, the next time your doctor requests some "routine tests," you can take comfort in knowing the routine.

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