10 Factors Responsible for Stomach Pain

Stomach pains are associated with serious disease of the belly. Most stomach pains remain usually short time, and it can be constant if they persist. This condition can be embarrassing and can be dealt with easily. Each and every person responds differently to certain stomach pains.


​Here are some of the causes of stomach pains:



Bacteria and viruses that come into contact with your body always cause a reaction in that the body is trying to get rid of the infection. This can happen by vomiting or diarrhea. Bacteria causes infection and as a result of this, they cause stomach pains.




This is another type of infection that can be passed from one person to the other through contact and sharing of materials like cups and spoons. Once the virus is inside the person, you are most likely to get the stomach flu which is very dangerous.



Emotional Distress

If you are stressed out, depressed and anxious, emotions can be triggered. This will cause physical symptoms like stomach pains and headaches. In addition to this, the pain can be caused if you have illnesses like ulcers or diabetes.

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Reproductive Problems

Females always feel nausea when they are pregnant hence they can vomit the food they have eaten. Ectopic pregnancies can also cause stomach pains.


This is when the pregnancy implants itself at the wrong place. The pregnancy can implant itself on the stomach wall, and this will affect the position of the intestines thus pain is experienced.


Food Reactions

Occur when there is indigestion or too much eating of food. Certain foods in the body are digested slowly, or they might not be digested at all by other people hence a common condition called food intolerance.


Reactions of protein in certain grains cause a food allergy or celiac disease which involves immune system reactions. The reactions are usually bad and terrible and can make you intense stomach pains leading to diarrhea. It is advisable to avoid such foods at all costs.


Anatomical Problems

Some defects and diseases can interfere with the actual work and position of the stomach organs causing pain. A hernia is a defect that can cause the intestines to block and can as well cause tumors to grow on the organs.

Anatomical Problems

Crohn`s disease cause the walls of the stomach to scar and swell hence blocking the intestines. Another disease is the Torsion disease which twists the intestines. This causes the food not to pass well via the intestines hence discomfort caused by pain will be felt.



Constipation causes frequent stomach pains. It occurs as a result of no fiber and fluid in the food. The problems which chip in are slow bowel movement in the intestines and the irregular passing of stools.


It varies from one person to the another as some may take a short time to pass the stool or a long time which can be termed as chronic constipation.


Stomach Ulcer

Also known as gastric ulcers and are developed in the inside lining of the stomach walls. A common symptom of a stomach ulcer is gnawing pain and a burning irritation at the center of the stomach. You are supposed to detect such a problems as soon as possible before the ulcer damages the stomach walls.



Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This is a condition of the digestive system that causes bouts of stomach cramps, constipation and bloating. Generates from body`s ability to move food through the digestive system. After that, it leads to a swelling or lump in your stomach or back passage (bottom) which is very painful and uncomfortable.




The appendix swells, and it is painful at the same time, and it starts as pain at the center of the abdomen which comes and goes away. Appendicitis causes constipation, loss of appetite and diarrhea.


The pain becomes worse when you walk, cough or pressing the appendix are causing a painful discomfort you cannot stand. 

Final Words

In conclusion, stomach pains can be avoided once they have been felt and if they become persistent. You should never ignore any pain in your body even if it seems as small as a mustard seed.

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