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When did you first notice this?
Yes, please. If you could send me a picture, that'd help.
Has she been trying to lay any eggs? Have you seen her nesting?
No, it looks very sore and inflammed.
My best recommendation is to get her to your local vet and have her examined. There are numerous things that can happen there, from a hernia to a faecal impaction or even eggs (females can lay eggs even if no male present - they're just infertile; just like chicken do).
It is very hard to say from a picture to be honest, she needs a hands-on examination. If indeed the lump prooves to be a tumor, it's not good news I'm affraid. But if it's a cloacal impaction, that can be treated. Or if we are dealing with eggs stucked in the pelvic canal, they just need breaking and eliminating.
Definitely one of my colleagues needs to poke that area around. If we are dealing with a hernia and the swelling we see are in fact intestines, she is in a lot of discomfort.
You are more than welcome. Please insist on her beeing seen today.