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September 4, 2020 8:24 pm  

As an avid gum chewer, I often wondered what I would do if I accidentally swallowed gum with my ostomy.  Anyone accidentally done this?


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VeganOstomy
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September 4, 2020 8:57 pm  

I've actually done this several times on purpose to see what happens! The gum comes out and into the bag, looking and smelling like gum! It's pretty wild but I don't suggest making a habit out of it, but I don't think it will hurt. 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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September 6, 2020 12:46 am  

I too admit to accidentally swallowing gum and luckily it did come into the pouch as it went into my stomach, no real issues lol!! Interesting topic! 

Linda


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September 7, 2020 3:02 am  

@veganostomy

Eric, I laughed so hard at your comment.  I think we'd get along very well.  I'm certainly of the "I wonder how this will come out" school.  😄

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September 7, 2020 3:55 pm  

@glenn-giroir Our stoma is the science kit that schools wish they had 😂

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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