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What are some common conditions that cause stomach pain?

Stomach pain can be caused by many different conditions, including gas; inflammation of any intra-abdominal organ such as the stomach, pancreas, intestines, gallbladder or appendix; infectious processes; and strep throat. When in doubt, the best choice is to see a doctor as soon as possible. For severe abdominal pain, seek emergency treatment, as some conditions can be life threatening.
Common conditions that cause stomach pain include a stomach ulcer or diverticulitis, in which small pouches in the large intestine get infected. Stomach pain can be caused by a specific problem, but in some cases, healthcare providers do not know what causes stomach pain or the other symptoms that happen with stomach pain. Even so, the symptoms of stomach pain can usually be treated.
Common conditions that can cause stomach pain include acid reflux, gastritis, stress, irritating foods, food poisoning and gas pains. Less common but more serious conditions include ulcers, appendicitis, diverticulitis, gallbladder problems and cancer.

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