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Yes, it is possible that what you have described is an umbilical hernia.
The best way, of course, to figure out what is going on is to visit your regular MD and have her take a look at the area of tenderness and swelling. If it is a small umbilical hernia it shouldn't be very difficult for a surgeon to fix.
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