pain

India
July 10, 2006 11:56pm CST
I would like to know the difference between pain and ache, why we say head ache, but not head pain, and stomach ache, not stomach pain,please let me know the difference.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
8 Jan 07
It is the degree of severity of the pain. Most pains in the head do fall into the "ache" category when they get worse we call them migraines instead of headaches. Stomach aches are the same when they get too bad they are no longer a stomach ache - they become cramps, etc.
@alvinia1 (714)
• Romania
8 Jan 07
pain
@amit_sood (168)
• India
8 Jan 07
pain is occured by injury but the ache is occured by internally.
@uskolabu (37)
• United States
8 Jan 07
The two are medical terminology used at diffenent time for different purposes. Ache may refer to abnormal feeling that makes one not confortable. It has not physical injury. Paint on the other hand, is as a result of physical injury to any part of the body.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
My only guess is that a pain is more fierce and sudden while an ache is gradual and isn't as bad.
@kittykatzz (1133)
• United States
27 Nov 06
thats like hurt and injured.. one means you have pain but can move on .. and the other means you cant go on you must stop... but i never remember which is which!