I went to the e.r. last night with pain and a lump just above my belly button. They took an x-ray and determined I was constipated. I was sent home with lxatives. I took them and have since had a bowel movement. I woke up today with my belly quite swollen. It almost looks like I'm pregnant. Could this still be constipation,or could the constipation have prevented a hernia being seen? I was diagnosed 5 years ago with a very small umbilical hernia that has given me no symptoms. What to do?