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Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.I understand your concern.Bloated upper stomach may be sign if indigestion/GERD.But you should undergo a ultrasound of whole abdomen to rule out stone in gall bladder.It can also cause bloating in upper abdomen.Also your LFT should be done as well to check liver enzymes.
Hot flashes- To rule out thyroid problems.Your doctor may want to get your thyroid function test as well.
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I do think you need a thyroid function test to rule out hypothyroidism.
Weight gain and hot flashes are symptoms of hypothyroidism.