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I swallowed gum on nov.3 2014 and somebody told me it takes 7 years to digest, is it real?. my age is 13 - Asked by A M on 04-Nov-2014 05:57:13

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    Answered by Dr. Ramya Smitha on 04-Nov-2014 09:36:42

    No,this isn't true. If you swallow gum, it's true that your body can't digest it. But the gum doesn't stay in your stomach. It moves relatively intact through your digestive system and is excreted in your stool.So there is nothing to worry about it and it will be out of your body within 24 to 48 hrs . 

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Replied by A M on 05-Nov-2014 04:15:51

thank you very much ?

Replied by A M on 05-Nov-2014 04:16:11

thank you very much!*
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