One home remedy to help relieve period pain is to place a hot water bottle or heat pad on your abdomen. — dpa Menstruation – more commonly referred to as a woman’s period – is vaginal bleeding that occurs monthly.Painful periods are referred to medically as “dysmenorrhoea”. Already a subscriber? Log in. Start your ads-free experience now Monthly Plan RM13.90/month Subscribe Annual Plan RM12.33/month Billed as RM103.60/year Subscribe 1 month Free Trial For new subscribers only Subscribe Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards. Related stories:Women, you can work out during your period, but only if you feel like itWhat is period poverty and what are its consequences?Do you keep missing your period?Did you know a woman's brain changes during her menstrual cycle? Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience! Tags / Keywords: Menstruation , pain , PMS , women's health Found a mistake in this article? Report it to us. What is the issue about? Spelling and grammatical error Factually incorrect Story is irrelevant This field is mandatory This field is mandatory Email (optional) Please enter valid email. Report issue Report issue Cancel Invalid captcha response. Please re-try again. Thank you for your report!