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Hello. Thanks for the question.
Can you post a picture of the lump that you are seeing?
one other question- is she spayed?
Is it under a nipple or more on the midline of the belly?
That black just below your finger is a nipple. If the lump is under that nipple, then it's probably a mammary tumor. These are ~ 50% benign and 50% malignant. They can start off very small and quite firm or hard. They often times feel like a hard pea under the skin.
The treatment is surgical removal and biopsy. If it's a mammary tumor, it can be cured if caught early or if benign. If it's some other type of tumor, the prognosis depends on the type and behavior. My recommendation is rapid removal and biopsy within the next 1-2 weeks if you can.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
It's possible, but unlikely. Usually these develop over time. I suppose it could be an abdominal wall hernia, but there is usually some type of trauma that causes those.