I am a 25-year-old female that weighs about 180 lbs. and is 5’4. I am not pregnant and have recently had a menstrual cycle. I have a history of GERD. I have had four surgeries and two procedures: C-Section (2017), Fractured Arm (1998), Tonsils, Adenoids, and Sinus Surgery (2010), Gallbladder Removal laparoscopic (2015), Endoscopy (2015), and EGD (2019). I am also on the following medications daily: Concerta (36 Mg 2 a day), Microgestin 1/20 (1- 20mg-mcg a day), and Pantoprazole Sodium (40mg 1 a day). My symptoms began about four months ago on Thanksgiving night. I started feeling bloated after eating thanksgiving dinner, which was normal for thanksgiving, but this kind of bloating was different. My stomach kept growing to the point to where I felt like I was 40 weeks pregnant and about to go into labor. The bloating was concentrated to the top, middle part of my abdomen in between my ribs. It almost looked like a big bump. Where my belly was bloated, it was tinder to the touch, and very hard. Along with the bloating I would have bouts of nausea and cold sweats. I went to bed that night and about 3 a.m. I was awaking by a sharp paid under my ribcage on my left and right side that radiated around to my back. It was like someone was stabbing me. The pain was so severe that it caused me to begin to vomit. It felt different than a stomach virus or food poisoning. As the night went on the pain was on and off and finally began to ease. I was not able to eat anything the next day and only drank. When I would drink anything or attempt to eat anything the pain began again. Even fasting from eating or drinking I would still get sharp pains under both ribs radiating to my back. The pain never completely subsided so I decided to take a trip to the E.R. They did lab work and a C.T. and ruled out everything they thought it could be. They diagnosed me with a U.T.I. and gastritis from unknown cause and sent me home on Bentyl (10mg every 6 hours), Famotidine (20mg twice daily), and Keflex (500 MG twice daily). They also gave me a GI cocktail and told me to follow up with a gastrologist. Four days later, still unable to eat, I was able to get an appointment with the gastrologist. Still unable to figure out what is wrong, they had a few theories. One theory was that I had a gallstone and passed it. Another theory was that it could have been some kind of bacteria that cleared out on its own. They wanted me to do an ultrasound since my liver enzymes were elevated, but by then I was able to eat again so I decided I would not follow up. Now, fast forward four months later, the bloating and hard stomach is back again, along with nausea and light headedness. This time I do not have as much pain, but the bloating is very uncomfortable. It hurts when I stretch, and my stomach stretches out. The bloating also gets worse when I eat. I am curious as to what I need to do about this. Could it be something serious or is it just something I just need to live with. I do not get paid if I take a day off even if it is to go to the doctor, so I would like an opinion before I decide if it is worth going or not. Labs are in the comments because I exceeded the character limit.