This seems like a fundamental thing that would have a word for it—oftentimes one worries about a health condition, but then one is afraid to get it looked into as one is afraid of being a hypochondriac.

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    I don't believe such a word exists. I suppose it could be named hypocondriaphobia, or hypocondriaception. :P
    – MorganFR
    May 18, 2016 at 14:48
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    Being afraid of being viewed as a hypochondriac doesn't seem that "fundamental" or common to me... But here are some phrases that come to mind. You fear being viewed as making a mountain out of a molehill or worrying about nothing.
    – DyingIsFun
    May 18, 2016 at 14:50
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    Agoraphobia relates to public places, and phobophobia is unfortunately too broad.
    – MorganFR
    May 18, 2016 at 14:57
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    If we accept that "hypochondria" is a both a "medical condition" in and of itself, and "excessive fear of having a medical condition" then arguably fear of being (diagnosed as) a hypochondriac is just a form of hypochondria anyway, so it doesn't really need a special extra word (or maybe we should call it recursive hypochondria). May 18, 2016 at 15:32
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    wow, I really like recursive hypochondria :-) May 20, 2016 at 15:43


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