Chronic abdominal pain

"Chronic stomach pain" can have various causes and may be associated with several diseases. It differs in intensity and location among individuals, and some people may try to self-medicate, which can worsen the condition. Therefore, it's essential to identify the underlying cause of chronic stomach pain before deciding on treatment or medication. Here are some diseases that chronic stomach pain can be associated with:

  1. Gastric Ulcers (Gastritis):  Inflammation of the stomach lining can lead to gastric ulcers, resulting from factors like Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection or the consumption of foods and drinks that irritate the stomach lining.

  2. Stomach Cancer:  Chronic stomach pain can be a symptom of stomach cancer, particularly in its later stages. Risk factors for stomach cancer may include H. pylori infection, a diet high in processed and smoked foods, and genetic factors.

  3. Colorectal Cancer:  Chronic stomach pain may also be associated with colorectal cancer, which affects the colon and rectum. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include genetic factors and a diet high in animal fats and sugars.

  4. Liver Cancer:  Liver cancer can cause chronic stomach pain, although it is less common. Risk factors for liver cancer include chronic liver inflammation and factors such as alcohol consumption and certain medications.

  5. Chronic Pancreatitis:  Inflammation of the pancreas, known as chronic pancreatitis, can lead to chronic abdominal pain. Factors like heavy alcohol use and genetic predisposition can cause this condition.

  6. Chronic Appendicitis:  In some cases, chronic abdominal pain may be related to chronic appendicitis, which involves long-term inflammation of the appendix.


It's crucial to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment if you experience chronic stomach pain. Different conditions require specific approaches to management and treatment, so understanding the underlying cause is essential for effective care.