Immune Complications Causing Miscarriage

About Complications Away from the Site of Embryo Implantation

Complications with a woman's immune system can result in recurrent miscarriage not only in scenarios where the embryo is directly attacked by immune cells, but in indirect ways as well. Immune complications leading to infertility may involve:

  • Follicular Fluid Environment – Follicles are small sacks found in the ovaries that contain eggs. Studies have shown that inflammatory cells in follicles can greatly impact the quality of the developing egg, possibly leading to an egg that that cannot support a successful pregnancy.
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) – PCOS can serve to increase levels of TH1 cytokines (proteins that regulate the immune system) and their inflammatory effects, leading to an immune system that aggressively attacks a new embryo.
  • Elevated Inflammatory Cytokines / Elevated Insulin – Immune complications that cause elevated TH1 cytokine levels can also cause increased insulin levels. Increased insulin has been connected with changes in egg quality and ovulation, as well as proper uterine preparation.
  • Endometriosis – This condition occurs when the tissue lining the uterus grows in other areas of the body. This condition can cause pain, irregular bleeding, and in many cases, infertility and miscarriage.

If you are struggling with infertility and need information regarding causes of multiple miscarriages, it is recommended that you contact Dr. Braverman as soon as possible. Dr. Jeffery Braverman possesses the only practice that has been authorized to use the name "reproductive immunology" in all of New York State. with Our Medical Team's assistance, our staff is available to help in crafting a plan for treatment that may halt your inability to have children for good.

How the Immune System Affects Pregnancy

Prevent Miscarriage

The immune system is a complex and extremely effective means of keeping a person safe from disease and infection. However, it, like many other bodily systems, is vulnerable to illness and malfunction, and these malfunctions can unfortunately sometimes result in a woman being unable to maintain a pregnancy. If you have sustained multiple pregnancy losses, it is important to contact a medical professional who possesses the knowledge necessary to isolate where the complications are coming from.