It’s official! Doctors have finally ruled menstrual cramps as being painful as heart attacks

For years, women have been complaining about how extremely painful menstrual cramps can be but they were dismissed as being dramatic. Male doctors have now ruled that cramps actually feels as painful as having a heart attack.

John Guillebaud, Professor of reproductive health at University College London, told Quartz that period pains are so excruciating and he’s had patients who have described the cramping pain as “almost as bad as having a heart attack”.

Women, especially sufferers of Dysmenorrhea, have often described menstrual cramps as a very unique kind of pain that compares to no other. But women have mostly been told to suck it up and have suffered in silence. Now, with a male doctor confirming it, more men have now accepted it as the truth and took to Twitter to say as much while women also took to Twitter to describe how much worse than a heart attack it can get.

Read some tweets below:

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