Swallowing Your Gum.
Question: I just accidentally swallowed my gum. Is it really bad for you to do that?
Reply: Although chewing gum is designed to be chewed and not swallowed, it generally is not harmful if you swallowed it. Myths suggests that swallowed gum sits in your stomach for seven years before it can be digested. However not to worry as that is not true. If you swallow a piece of gum, there is probably no reason to see a doctor. It should pass normally through your digestive tract.