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I am 7 weeks pregnant & read that there is horseradish in shrimp cocktail sauce & it can cause a miscarriage, is this true?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not likely

Horseradish when used in usual dietary quantities will not affect a pregnancy.
To induce a miscarriage (ie. Abortion) would require doses of about 4 ounces taken 3 or 4 times a day for 3 or 4 days. Even those doses are not sure to cause a miscarriage.

In brief: Not likely

Horseradish when used in usual dietary quantities will not affect a pregnancy.
To induce a miscarriage (ie. Abortion) would require doses of about 4 ounces taken 3 or 4 times a day for 3 or 4 days. Even those doses are not sure to cause a miscarriage.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Horseradish can cause a miscarriage; in some cultures it is used to cause abortions.
There are also toxic chemicals that are excreted in breast milk; so you should not eat horseradish if you plan to breastfeed. Read labels to make certain the item (like shrimp cocktail sauce) does not contain horseradish.

In brief: Yes

Horseradish can cause a miscarriage; in some cultures it is used to cause abortions.
There are also toxic chemicals that are excreted in breast milk; so you should not eat horseradish if you plan to breastfeed. Read labels to make certain the item (like shrimp cocktail sauce) does not contain horseradish.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Horseradish when used in usual dietary quantities will not affect a pregnancy. To induce a miscarriage (ie. abortion) would require doses of about 4 ounces taken 3 or 4 times a day for 3 or 4 days. Even those doses are not sure to cause a miscarriage.
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