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swallowing gum? - April 15th 2010, 01:44 AM

heyy :]
so, i accidently swallowed my gum the other day..
and i was wondering... is there anything BAD about swallowing gum?
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Re: swallowing gum? - April 15th 2010, 01:56 AM

Not really. It just passes through your stomach and out the other end. The main issue with gum is that people often choke on it and stomach acid can't dissolve it.
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Re: swallowing gum? - April 15th 2010, 01:57 AM

There's no harm in swallowing your gum, especially if it's a one time thing. I don't think it's been proven that even swallowing a bunch of gum over time will do you harm. The gum is digested just like normal - I think the myth is that it sticks with you for something like 7 years? haha I havent heard it in a while. But this myth was on the MythBusters and... it was debunked. :P
   
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Re: swallowing gum? - April 15th 2010, 02:07 AM

I completely agree with fresco. I have accidentally done that a few times, and I am still alive.


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Re: swallowing gum? - April 15th 2010, 02:47 AM

This topic reminds me of when I went to public school, there was this one guy that always seemed to get turned on by his girlfriend swallowing her gum.
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Re: swallowing gum? - April 15th 2010, 03:06 AM

oh god, a guy actually got turned on by a girl swallowing her gum? thats.. gross. :P

and maybe i am thinking of the myth, with the whole gum sticking with me
   
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Re: swallowing gum? - April 15th 2010, 03:59 PM

Hey there,

Your stomach can't break down gum as easily as it breaks down other food, but it can be digested and should be fine. If you swallow a lot of gum then it could potentially be a problem and block the digestive tract, but that's very rare. So basically, swallowing gum (very) occasionally is basically quite harmless but it isn't a good idea - try and spit it out next time.

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Re: swallowing gum? - April 15th 2010, 04:12 PM

I always swallow gum when there isn't a bin around. I'm fine


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Re: swallowing gum? - April 16th 2010, 04:51 PM

It shouldn't do any harm - it can give you a stomach ache but it's not serious.




   
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Re: swallowing gum? - April 16th 2010, 05:04 PM

Hahaha I've had to swallow my gum a few times

I don't think it's as bad as it's made out to be.


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Re: swallowing gum? - April 16th 2010, 09:06 PM

Nah, I swallowed it before and nothing bad ever happened.
Still, refrain from doing it as often as you can. Just...you're not supposed to swallow gum. Hehe.
   
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Re: swallowing gum? - April 17th 2010, 08:12 PM

It wont harm you at all so dont worry about it
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Re: swallowing gum? - April 18th 2010, 05:41 AM

Swallow gum whenever you like, all gum has two main ingredients: ascorbic acid and gum arabic. Both are completely digestible and cause no ill effects.


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Re: swallowing gum? - April 18th 2010, 06:39 AM

Swallowing gum completely harmless.
It passes through your system like normal.
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Re: swallowing gum? - April 18th 2010, 08:29 AM

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I always swallow gum when there isn't a bin around. I'm fine
I used to be like that, but then I got kind of paranoid and stopped doing it lol. If it's a once off, or even an occasional, thing, there's no harm, but try not to make it regular, just in case.


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Re: swallowing gum? - April 18th 2010, 03:03 PM

Lol nothing wrong with swallowing gum now and again, I believe it just takes a little longer to go through your system, but it's nothing serious!


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Re: swallowing gum? - April 18th 2010, 03:23 PM

Seeing as this has been clarified a few times and to avoid repetition, I'll close this thread. If you have disagree or have any more questions, please do feel free to PM me or make a new thread. I hope you're okay!
   
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