Gastric problems are a common problem faced by everyone at some time or the other. Some problems may be of a minor nature while others may involve a lot of pain and require treatment. The term gastric pain is usually used to describe any kind of discomfort in the stomach or other organs in the upper abdomen. This is the area that starts below the rib cage and extends up to the navel. The organs situated in the upper abdomen include the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas and gall bladder. Any disorders associated with any of these organs can cause gastric pain.