2. A cramp
Cramping is another common cause of stomach pain. Like any other muscle in the body, the abdominal muscles can be over-exerted, which can lead to cramping.
This tends to occur while working out, or when putting too much strain on the abdomen. For example, you might have done too many sit-ups, or you might have lifted a weight that was too heavy.
Stomach cramps tend to come on quickly, and the cause a sharp, searing pain. While the pain might be severe, it usually passes quickly and doesn’t necessitate medical treatment.
If a cramp comes on, drinking fluids and resting can help the pain subside.