Question by  Robert (20)

How long does it take to digest a piece of gum?

I accidentally swallowed gum, how long will it be in my body?


Answer by  scariapj (346)

It will not take too much time. With in one or two days it will excreat along with the stool. It is quite common the people swallow chewing gum.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Chewing gum will go through the digestive process and the sugars will be absorbed. The gum itself is not digestable will pass through the body within 12 - 24 hours.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

"7 years" is a myth. Gum doesn't take any longer to digest than anything else you eat. So it will take 1-2 days in a normal person.


Answer by  mahendran (36)

Although chewing gum is designed to be chewed and not swallowed,old wives' tale suggests that swallowed gum sits in your stomach for seven years before it can be digested.


Answer by  Anonymous

it takes exactly 7 years to digest do gum you've swallowe im a doctor i know this stuff, but you should not swallow gum its bad for your stomach and digestive system.

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