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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is particularly complex in that it is not only an
endocrine condition but it also involves thrombotic and
immune issues. The endocrine problems are caused by elevated levels of insulin
and LH hormone and can affect
egg quality and the function of the reproductive organs after ovulation. Other complications
which can result in miscarriages can also be the result from untreated
PCOS. Such issues can cause complications late in pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes.
Complications with IVF, such as hyper stimulation, failure to implant or
chemical pregnancies, can also be the result of undiagnosed or incorrectly treated PCOS. PCOS
rarely has the "classic" presentation of obesity, lack of ovulation
and excess hair growth, and therefore many times the diagnosis is missed
by the treating physicians. Patients with several but not symptoms usually
have a variant of PCOS but most still require treatment. A family
history of adult-onset diabetes is often found as well.
Multiple Miscarriages Caused by PCOS
It is important to understand but yet frequently misunderstood, that one
of the symptoms of PCOS is elevated levels of insulin and a resultant
byproduct called glycodin. These elevations bring about an increase in
levels of TH1 inflammatory
cytokines (proteins that aid in the body's immune response). As the level of
cytokines increases, so do their inflammatory effects. This can bring about a situation
in which the woman suffering from PCOS now has an immune system that cannot
be successfully turned off by the embryo (which must happen for the embryo
These inflammatory cytokines can also activate the clotting system leading to "thrombosis" in the developing embryo as well. This frequently results in
miscarriage and if the condition is left untreated, it may render the woman unable
to successfully complete a pregnancy. For information and help regarding
PCOS and multiple miscarriages, it is recommended that you contact Dr.
Braverman today. He and his staff possess the medical expertise necessary
to increasing your chances of overcoming your condition and being able
to carry a child.
Prevent Miscarriage: Treatment for Recurring Pregnancy Loss
Dr. Jeffery Braverman has been honored as the youngest graduate of New
York University, having been accepted at the age of 14. We are available
to consult with you regarding your PCOS condition and its effects on your
fertility, and we may be able to draft a treatment plan that results in
your condition being halted for good.
If you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and have been left
unable to successfully get pregnant,
contact a reproductive specialist from our clinic today.