1 Answer. While it is common for one to see the words, "headache", "stomachache" etc., spelled as one word, they are actually closed compound words. "I have ache." So ache is in fact a count noun, with a noun adjunct modifier attached.
People also ask, does stomach ache have a hyphen?
Hyphenation, especially with compound nouns, is much less common in contemporary English than it used to be in the past. Even a lot of compound nouns that were hyphenated in the past have dropped the hyphen. So hyphenating stomach ache surprises me a bit.
One may also ask, what causes stomach pain?
Various causes of abdominal pain include, but are not limited to, indigestion after eating, gallstones and gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis), pregnancy, gas, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), appendicitis, ulcers, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), pancreatitis,
Can you die from stomach pain?
In some cases, abdominal pain is a sign of a medical condition that can be fatal without immediate medical care. Less common causes of abdominal pain include: appendicitis (ruptured appendix) or any other ruptured abdominal organ. abdominal organ infection or infarction (when the organ dies due to lack of blood supply)