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my 11 month old arches his back in pain while screaming, he seems irritable most times and makes a sound in his chest like a hiccup but it sounds like there's something stuck needing to come out? He will do this for a long time and most nights, waking up

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, At eleven months of age it's unlikely he's refluxing, but not impossible. The back arching and screaming may be related more to behaviour and frustration. Have you had him assessed by a doctor? When you describe a sound in his chest, it's important that this is assessed to make sure that he hasn't aspirated something which is causing an airway obstruction. Something "stuck" may be what is causing this sound in his chest and I gather from your query that you may be worried about this as a possibility? And when you say he's irritable most times then again, this warrants a medical check. Perhaps he needs an Xray or scan to determine if there is an obstruction, I cannot say. But I think it's important that you have him checked and even ask your GP if a referral to a respiratory physician may be useful. Best Jane
Answered: 30 Jul 2015