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tracker says if it doesn't come on take a pregnancy test

Hello I'm Sherrelle, I have a couple of questions, first I am very irregular and been for a while I've been seeing and dating the same guy for over 2 Years now we've been having unprotected sex this whole relationship I've had times where I'd miss my period like October 11th would be the day it supposed to come on and I'll miss a few days like on the 16th it'll come on. Now last year December 31st I had a period and it ended the 2nd of January 2016 I keep period tracker for my period and it said it supposed to came on the 28th and here it is February and still no period now the tracker said the 6th and if it doesn't come on take a pregnancy test then it said the 8th and if it doesn't come on take a test I'm confused as to if I had a period for January but I'll have a period for August 31st to the 3rd of September and still have a period in the end of September but not this time please tell me what's going on...
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replied February 3rd, 2016
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I'm not sure how well a period tracker would work for irregular cycles. One of you has fertility issues if you have been having regular unprotected for two years with no pregnancy, but that does not mean you won't one day fall pregnant. Start worrying about pregnancy when you have PMS type signs with light or no period - unusual fatigue, weird cramps, emotions, headache, backache, more peeing, lotion discharge, breast and nipple signs, nausea, smells, appetite, upset gut, hot flashes etc. Run a home pregnancy test any time you want to check things out - they are not expensive.
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replied February 29th, 2016
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The average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, but can vary between 24 and 35 days. Menstrual bleeding normally lasts between two and seven days, with the average being five days.

The regular menstrual cycle in a woman is regulated by secretion of hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and those from the ovary. Any defect in any of these three sites can change the cyclic changes that occur in the ovary and the uterus and hence influence the menstrual flow.

Common causes for a missed or irregular cycles can be - Severe stress and anxiety, acute weight changes, eating disorders (Bulemia), Athletes (Rigorous exercise), conditions like ovarian cysts (with irregular cycles), Hormonal conditions (Eg Dysfunctional uterine bleeding) and hypothyroidism.

If not already done, you may consult with your OBGYN doctor who can examine you and provide you proper care and advice. A few tests including a ultrasound, thyroid function tests and others can be done to determine any treatable cause of your abnormal bleeding.
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