11/14/2016 01:43 EST

5 Causes Of Vaginal Discharge (And What To Do About Them)

Vaginal discharge happens to every woman, but at what point should you be concerned?

In the video above by "The Doctors," urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman tells us some of the most common causes of unusual vaginal discharge.

Vaginal discharge is an important part of the female reproductive system, and for the most part, is completely normal, WebMD notes.

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But, as Berman adds, one of the most common reasons for unusual discharge — chunky, white and cottage cheese-like — could be a sign of a yeast infection. If it is grey or yellowish with a foul odour, you could be looking at a bacterial infection.

And if you're worried about a fishy smell, talk to a doctor as soon as you can.

Watch the full video above to see what else could by causing irregular vaginal discharge.

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