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Excessive saliva and nausea

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I have very strange symptoms. Not often, maybe 5-6 times a year, I experience excessive, very salty saliva in my mouth during a bowel movement. So much saliva that I have to spit it out. I feel sweaty and nauseous. It is not a hard bowel movement, but I do have stomach cramps. This lasts only about 2-3 minutes, then it is over. No blood in the stool.

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replied June 20th, 2009
Colon Cancer Answer A6830
Unfortunately, I cannot explain this unusual connection between your bowel habits and excessive, salty salivation.

You should, perhaps, see your physician regarding these symptoms and, possibly, request a referral to a GI specialist.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS
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