Nearly everyone has had a stomachache at some point. But really, any organ in your abdomen (there are many) could be to blame. Tummy trouble can be short-lived, come and go, or show up only after you eat—all clues to the cause. Doctors can also run a number of tests to narrow it down, says Vivek Kaul, MD, acting chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y.
So, if your stomach hurts, check out the possible causes of stomach pain and tummy trouble in general!