These are important questions and there are many things you need to know to make the safest, smartest decision for your self or someone you love. Remember to err on the side of extreme care when deciding whether or not to get immediate medical attention. Again, this will depend on what the likely cause of your pain is. Some types of pain can be cared for simply with over-the-counter remedies you can buy at the chemist. Others may need treatment at a hospital. Light abdominal pain in the beginning of pregnancy is usually induced by your extending womb and hormones. It can sometimes feel like a ‘stitch'. You may even feel light period-like uncomfortableness or cramps at the start and end of pregnancy. They are nothing to worry about.
Ultimately, the answer to heartburn and acid indigestion is to revive your natural gastric balance and function. Eating large amounts of processed foods and sugar is a surefire way to exacerbate acid reflux disorder as it'll annoyed the bacterial balance in your stomach and intestine. Instead, you'll want to consume a great deal of vegetables and other top quality, ideally organic, unprocessed foods. Also, eliminate food sets off from your diet. Common culprits here include level of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine products.
The length of time your pain can last can suggest what the reason is. For example, IBS pain often comes and goes over calendar months or years and can go on for a long time or even decades. A bout of biliary colic lasts between 30 minutes and several time, while pancreatitis pain endures a day or more. Acid-reflux diseases such as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or duodenal ulcers usually cause flare ups of pain over weeks or weeks, where time the pain may get worse and then progress again.
Always check if the baking soda is completely dissolved or not before eating and for getting quick pain relief, use pure baking soda. If you have been vomiting, hold out 6 hours, and then eat smaller amounts of mild foods such as grain, applesauce, or crackers. Avoid dairy products. These forums are wonderful places to meet and talk to people plus they really do help.
Any abs pain should be investigated during pregnancy, although upper belly pain with a 5+6 week pregnancy doesn't acoustics pregnancy related. In case the pain continues and you cannot get another GP visit, then you might go to your a&e minors walk in centre to be checked over there. I question if you are experiencing early on reflux or a gastrointestinal problem being that the pain is around your rib cage.