Stomach ache is the condition in which person feel uncomfortable or pain in the gastric region. Stomach pain is a term for recurring signs and symptoms of indigestion that have no obvious cause. Stomach pain is common and can be long lasting. The condition can cause signs and symptoms that resemble those of an ulcer, such as pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen, often accompanied by bloating, belching and nausea.

Risk factors for Stomachache 

Risk factors that may aggravate or cause of stomach pain are:

  • Family history.
  • High Alcohol Intake.
  • Stress.
  • Unbalanced diet.
  • Fatty diet.
  • Spicy foods.
  • Certain Medications.
  • Smoking.

Symptoms of Stomachache

Type of Stomach pain depends upon the cause underlying it. The sign and symptoms varies with the cause. Some important sign and symptoms are:

  • Abdominal pain.
  • Abdominal cramping.
  • Abdominal tenderness.
  • Bloating.
  • Belching.
  • An early feeling of fullness when eating.
  • Anxiety and reluctance to move.
  • Rapid, shallow breathing.
  • Rapid pulse.
  • Bloody vomiting.
  • Blood passing in the stool.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Low Blood Pressure.
Symptoms of Stomach pain

Causes of Stomachache

There are so many causes of Stomach pain. It’s not clear what causes stomach pain. Doctors consider it a functional disorder, which means it’s not found to be caused by a specific disease or diagnosable disorder. Causes of stomach pain of Gastric origin are:

  • The Ulcer of Stomach or Duodenum
  • The Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
  • Gastritis, Inflammation of stomach.
  • Stomach cancer.
  • Digestive Parasites.

Causes of Stomach Pain of Non-Gastric origin are:

  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
  • Colitis, Irritation of the colon.
  • The lack of blood supply to the membranes supporting and surrounding the intestines (the mesentery).
  • Acute or chronic inflammation of the pancreas.
  • Cysts of the pancreas.
  • Cancer of the pancreas.
  • Acute cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation).
  • Biliary colic.
  • Appendicitis unusual location, exceptionally.
  • Bowel obstruction.
  • Acute Hepatitis. 
  • The liver abscesses.
  • Exceptionally, an obstruction of the veins above the liver.


Physician may recommend the following tests to confirm the underlying cause:

  • Blood tests.
  • Test for Bacterium.
  • Using a scope to examine your Digestive System.