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Periodic occurrence of excessive saliva, get vomiting on swallowing, feeling of lump in the middle of chest. Reason?

Hi doctor my partner is a 24 year old white male and is completely healthy other than on some nights he produces a lot of salivia he has tried constantly swallowing it but this eventually causes him to vomit and he has tried spitting it all out , it literally falls out into the bucket like a waterfall. He sometimes feels like he has a lump in the middle of his chest . This happens for about 2/3 nights in a row 2/3 times a month? Any help would be great as he has had this for about 2years and keeps him awake at night. Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

Saliva is a body fluid which enhances and helps the digestive process. Also it is helping in lubricating, mixing and rolling the food while chewing. Water brash is a condition where excessive saliva is produced due to acidity conditions. Acidity and sour risings often causes vomiting also.

Your partners condition might be water brash and acid reflux. Consult a gastroenterologist for confirmation and further treatment.
Good luck.
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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