Although we know that menstrual cramps/period pain/whatever you choose to call it, can feel like you’re being repeatedly punched in the stomach from the inside out, explaining this to other people (read: generally men) can feel like a lost cause, notes ELLE Magazine.
Worried about being dismissively diagnosed by coworkers and friends with female ‘conditions’ such as being ‘delicate’, ‘dramatic’ or ‘oversharing’, more often than not, we suck it up and suffer in silence.
According to Dr.Catherine Allaire, Medical Director of the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis, certain pain should not be ignored. She explains to Janice and Cory:
Additional Reading: Doctors Have Finally Ruled Menstrual Cramps As Painful As Heart Attacks