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What will happen if you swallow your gum?

I was always told that swallowing chewing gum is harmful to my health. Have your parents told you that it would stay in your stomach for years? The thing is that no one seems to actually know what really happens.


Imagine it’s just happened and you’ve swallowed your gum, intentionally or not. Would it stay in your digestive tract forever?

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159 Comments
Leida Toro
I always thought if you farted, it would make a bubble.
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Jun 25, 2016 8:55PM
Carole Jean McLendon
If it were harmful I would have been dead years back...and here I be...nearly 75 and still swallowing it from time to time...
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Jun 25, 2016 8:25PM
John Ostojich
Never spit it out on a hot sidewalk or parking lot.
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Jun 25, 2016 8:41PM
Franklin C. Stogner
I think that you will fart bubbles.
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Jun 25, 2016 8:46PM
Catryna White
My mother told me the same thing. I never believed it. And, then my daughter swallowed a big wad of bubblegum. I found it in her diaper the next day.
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Jun 25, 2016 8:14PM
Richard Sutton
Mary Ford that makes cents to me.
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Jun 26, 2016 12:13AM
Dennis Myers
Gee, I can file that away with all the other useless crap I know.
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Jun 25, 2016 8:54PM
Janis Walzem
Janis Walzem
My mom told me. "Never swallow your gum, it sticks to your stomach."
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Jun 25, 2016 8:07PM
mmariano
I did swallow a gum some years back.I experienced neither pain nor any disruption/inconvenience. I am still very much around.Just the same don't swallow gum intentionally/purposely. As they say there is always a first time.
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Dec 18, 2019 10:22PM
Trisha Baumann
Leida Toro, i suppise you are half right, its a bubble thats burst as it escapes
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Nov 25, 2019 7:24PM
Veronics Moss
I was told when I was a kid that if you swallow gum it could damaged your intestines. I believed it. It frightened me so I never chew gum, thank you for the education. 😍
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Sep 30, 2019 4:47PM
w woods
I always wondered what would happen if you swallowed gum now I know.
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Aug 11, 2019 5:33PM
Barbara Porter
Leida Toro, want to see that.....
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Jul 10, 2019 5:27PM
Helen Allard
Leida Toro, I never heard that but I I would have believed it when I was a kid...😂
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Jun 2, 2019 9:54AM
Vincent D'Souza
Useful tips !
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May 23, 2019 5:49AM
Debra Ohryn
Debra Ohryn, Sorry ridiculous that your appendix would be full of chewed gum
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May 6, 2019 5:00PM
Debra Ohryn
That is Totally ridiculous
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May 6, 2019 4:58PM
gjbrodkey
Used to chew, haven't for years - no problems
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Apr 25, 2019 9:14AM
Sonia Ackhurst
Thought it wouldn't do any harm - don't chew anyhow
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Jan 14, 2019 9:38PM
apelhome
Just don't put it under your desk at work and use ice cubes if it gets stuck in your hair.
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Dec 30, 2018 5:26PM
Davina Couldridge
having removed it from my dog's feet, scraped it off the carpet and removed it from my shoes please DO swallow it, I hate the stuff
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Jul 29, 2018 4:32AM
Sandra Harrylal
Good info
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Jun 27, 2018 4:55PM
Clare Evershed
I was told it would stick to my heart and stop it beating but I’m still here!
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Jun 5, 2018 6:44PM

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