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12 Causes of Stomach Pain

Woman Suffering From Stomachache On Sofa10. Acute pancreatitis

An inflammation of the pancreas is known as acute pancreatitis. The condition can trigger suddenly causing pain and swelling in the upper part of the abdomen with the pain usually diffusing to the back. If the condition is left untreated, it can spread to other organs and transform into chronic pancreatitis.

Another digestive disorder, the formation of gallstones can cause pancreatitis. Other reasons may include a sudden immune system attack on the pancreas, excessive fats in the blood or pancreatic damage from injury or surgery.

11. Gastritis

Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach’s protective lining. When acute, the conditions involves a sudden but severe inflammation while in chronic gastritis the inflammation is long term. If left untreated the condition may last for years causing the associated stomach discomfort as well.

Since the stomach lining becomes weakened in this condition, it allows digestive juices to damage and inflame it. And while the condition may not bring about noticeable symptoms in everyone, individuals may experience common symptoms like nausea and vomiting, feeling excessively full after meals and indigestion accompanying stomach pain.

12. Diverticulitis

This is an inflammation in the lining of the intestine, usually the colon. The condition causes pockets to form in the lining that upon becoming inflamed, get obstructed with stool or other foreign materials. Symptoms of diverticulitis include stomach pain and cramping, especially in the lower abdomen. In some cases, the stomach pain may also be accompanied by rectal bleeding.

Since diverticulitis is believed to be caused by a diet low in fiber, it may also cause constipation issues in individuals.