DD is 3.5yo and has recently started to wake up crying at night. It's usually somewhere between 10pm-midnight and it last maybe 10-15mins. It starts as a whimper and then becomes a more intense cry. When we go in she thrashes around, scratches herself (bottom, belly, legs), pulls her legs up and gets a sort of angry frustrated cry. Trying to calm her makes it worse, I can't get her to tell me if something hurts as she's crying too much. After 10-15mins she calms down and either goes back to sleep or wants cuddles. Tonight she started chatting happily to me once she was calm.
Does this sound like night terrors? I'm worried she's in pain because it really looks like she is the way she thrashes and curls up. She had an intussusception when she was younger, when that happened she woke up screaming in agony so I'm always worried about that happening again.