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Dr. Prathima Latkar

Gynaecologist, Pune

300 at clinic
Dr. Prathima Latkar Gynaecologist, Pune
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Prathima Latkar is a trusted Gynaecologist in Sahakar Nagar, Pune. She is currently associated with Yashashree Hospital & Nursing Home in Sahakar Nagar, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prathima Latkar on has top trusted Gynaecologists from across India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 39 years of experience on You can find Gynaecologists online in Pune and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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One of my female friend was physical in her ex relationship but now she is going to be married. What should she do if she don't want her husband to know about her lost virginity? Some everteen vaginal tightening gel working or not?

Homeopath, Pune
In some cultures, bleeding during intercourse is regarded as a sign of virginity. However, it is not necessary that the hymen only splits because of having sex. In some women the hymen may not split even after the first intercourse because of the elasticity of the tissue. Similarly, there are several different factors that could lead to the rupturing of this delicate tissue. Some of the different causes of a split hymen include – Accidents or injuries Activities like cycling, horseback riding, gymnastics and swimming Certain dance moves, especially splits Going through a check up of the genitals Strenuous stretching exercises Use of tampons.
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I am married since 7 years. Age 30, F.I am Pcod (on Glycomet 850 & Normoz, folic acid). Undergone 7 follicular studies not positive in these 7 years. Husband s test are normospermia. Please advise I could go for IUI. Thanks.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Since you are 30 years and also have pcod, so yes you should go for iui. Also get an hsg done before going for iui to look for the patency of tubes whether or not.
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Hi, my wife is pregnant and 8 month is running so can I have sex with my wife. And after how many months i should not have sex?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi, my wife is pregnant and 8 month is running so can I have sex with my wife. And after how many months i should not...
4th-7th month is safe for sex... at 8th monthpreterm labour is a risk. 6 weeks aftrr delivery you can hv sex with proper protection
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Hi I just wanted to know when I am doing sex with my hubby my vagina is always scratched and my hubby pennis also so why it would be happened and what should I do? But this is happened from last 4 month before 4 month everything were normal.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
thats because of dryness. use v gel ointment during sex, or if you feel too much pain use xylocaine ointmnt
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My husband doesn't like using condoms. Is it safe to have sex without condoms when i'm on pills? Are there any chances of STDs?

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Its ok to not use condoms but make sure if you are not willing to be pregnant than your husband should make sure that he doesn't ejects inside the vagina, secondly which pills you are using there are various kinds of pills like abortion pills, pre birth control pills, vaginal pills etc. Whatever pills you use always remember they are not healthy for your body and you are going against the nature and against the natural forces of your body. The old age method is- if your husband has still ejected inside your vagina immediately go and urinate sitting in indian style while urination and never in western pots, ask your husband to be extra careful and remind him about the harm of these pills, enjoy your sex life but not in stress.
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I am 18 year old male. II had a unprotected sex with my gf and she is 17 year old. She took ipill within an hour after sex. I want to knw is ipill effective for teenager? And is there any other doz required for safety. And 1 pill is sufficient for safety for 1 time sex?

Gynaecologist, Pune
It's better if you use condoms during intercourse. Takin I pill is not safe everytime. It wil affect her cycles and chances of ectopic pregnancy are high and if you both r gonna hv regular intercourse let her have oc pills.
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I go to brothel and have sex with prostitutes. I try my level best but they don't get excited or horny? Why? No matter how much I stimulate their clitoris.

General Physician, Chandigarh
I go to brothel and have sex with prostitutes. I try my level best but they don't get excited or horny? Why? No matte...
It is because they are too used to it and doing it only professionally unless you feel pleasure in it you don't get excited
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Doctor I am 24 years old & I suffer from pcos (irregular periods) for past 10 years & also my weight increases. Please give me immediate suggestions for this problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Best, safe and effective way is to undergo aartav shuddhi procedure which involves use of oral herbal combos, decoctions etc for 16 weeks approx. Uterine lining and ovarian functions are regulated, cysts etc cleansed by unblocking the'kaphavrit strotas' (channels blocked by kapha). It's safe, non surgical, non invasive, non toxic way.
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Best PCOD treatment in homeopathy. Please kindly n truthfully tell me the entire treatment time n cost. My age 30f, 78kg, 5'1 with no thyroid. My main concern is OK increasing weight and tough task to reduce with pcod. Will homeopathy able to cure me? I have a baby. I don't want any more. Only concern to cure pcod is to get rid of weight. My periods are slightly normal few days as compare to previous. Take my point seriously and reply honestly.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
We’ve heard over and over again that weight loss is important in managing PCOD and that diet and exercise are more effective than medications in improving your PCOD symptoms 1. Eat organic food. Avoid junk. 2. Drink lots of water. 3. Exercise regularly. Brisk walking is a good idea to keep weight under control. 4. Visit nature places and spend time alone. 5. Take steps to calm your mind. Worrying about the problem can only make it worse – listen to music, read or spend time gardening. Myself is a homoeopathic doctor and although PCOD is not treatable in allopathy system because PCOD itself is a hormonal problem and by giving external hormones condition will become worse,but in homoeopaathic there are certain medicines which will regulate your hormones accordingly such that slowly and slowly the ovarian cysts will totally vanish.But the treatment for PCOD is not time bound as it can take anywhere between 6 months to 18 months to fully recover.I will guide you to start some exercises which will be helpful in reducing PCOD problem along with homoeopathic medicines.
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i m suffering from heavy bleeding due to fibroids & bulky utres.i m also suffering from h.b.p. 170/120 ,180/110, if i take regestron my b.pboost up what i hav e to do.

Doctor of Medicine, F.C.P.S.(Mid. & Gynae)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Depending upon your age and child-bearing, the treatment may vary, but you have to get rid of the fibroids either by operation or HIFU.
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A Suitable weight loss plan for New Mothers (Post Pregnancy)

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
A Suitable weight loss plan for New Mothers (Post Pregnancy)
A suitable weight loss plan for new mothers (post pregnancy)

Bringing a baby in this world, is the most exhilarating moment in most women's lives. Yet, post pregnancy days are filled with insecurities and uncertainties. Sleepless nights, stretch marks, healing uterus and an unappealing body. So unless you are shilpa shetty or malaika arora khan, most new mothers suffer from figure issues after giving birth to their child.

In fact the issue of maintaining the personality, is quite real regardless of what men say to their women. According to a yummy mummy survey over 90 percent of new and expecting fathers agree that they want their wives to look the way she used to look before the pregnancy.

This article talks in detail about the body and mind issues of new mothers and ways to deal with them, based on knowledge shared by expert indian gynaecologists on popular daily newspapers.

1) what's the fuss about yummy mummy?
A yummy mummy is someone who is confident of herself, is comfortable with her body and her personality. A yummy mummy is a mother who takes care of her body and her mind. She exercises regularly, is particular about her fitness level and exudes confidence.

2) body issues that a new mother needs to accept:
A woman will gain a certain amount of weight during pregnancy to include the weight of the baby, the placenta, the amniotic fluid, the enlarged womb, an increased blood volume, plus enlarged breasts and other fluid retention, commonly noticed as swollen ankles. Additionally a pregnant woman will store a certain amount of fat to help nourish her child during breast feeding. Women are expected to gain between 11-15 kgs during a normal pregnancy. Approximately 2-3kgs of this weight is designed to remain after the birth, to provide a fat source for breast milk. The remaining weight gain will either disappear immediately, the baby, placenta etc. Or resolve over time as the uterus contracts and the body returns to normal fluid levels. The concept of" eating for two" can however cause some women to gain more weight than just normal pregnancy weight. You may well look down at your body in the months after having a baby and wonder if it's ever going to look the same again.

Another worry that every pregnant woman has is about stretch marks and wondering if they are ever going to go. For this, it is advisable to try and minimize stretch marks during pregnancy by regularly applying moisturizers and oils which contain vitamin e, lavender, calendula and rosemary. The same can be used after pregnancy also on the abdomen and breast to reduce stretch marks.

3) diet essentials for a pregnant and new mother:
Eating healthy is of utmost importance for a pregnant and a new mother. A good balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates is a must in a pregnant and new mother's diet. Extra milk and curd should be had to increase the intake of calcium. Women should avoid excessive intake of salty, spicy and deep fried foods. It is advisable that they avoid cake, sweets and ice creams altogether as the women are in a state of semi diabetes because the placental hormones are anti -insulin. In addition, women should have a lot of fruits, vegetables and nuts in their diets.

4) what are the ways a new mother can ensure her pre-pregnancy shape after delivery?
Exercising is important to get back to shape but what is more, is doing the right kind of exercise.

-- the pelvic floor (the hammock-like layer of muscles that support the bladder, uterus, and bowel). If you were good, you'll have done your pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy. If not, don't let that stop you from starting now - they're all-important in the battle to keep leaky bladders at bay and, as an added bonus, can help to improve satisfaction during sex!

-- you can also make a start on the long, slow process of getting your tummy muscles back in shape by softly pulling them in whenever you get the chance. (if you're not sure how, imagine drawing your tummy in towards your spine.) hold for a few seconds, breathing all the while, and then release. Do this as many times a day as you can fit in. (it's also a good idea to hold in your tummy this way when you bend over or lift anything: it will help to support your back and so help to ease or prevent back pain, a common problem after birth.) you could also squeeze in a few pelvic tilts when you find yourself with a free moment: stand with your back to a wall, slide a hand into the gap between your lower back and the wall and use your tummy muscles to tilt your pelvis backwards. Hold for a little while before releasing. You'll know you're doing it right if you can feel your lower back pushing against your hand.

-- gentle walking is also okay in the early weeks

-- power walking: an ideal way for new mums to exercise as it can be fitted into a normal day.

-- pilates or yoga: these are great for improving strength and flexibility, but you'll still need to raise your heartbeat with some sort of aerobic exercise couple of times a week.

- swimming, or aquarobics: a perfect all-round exercise - it will increase your heart rate but as the water offers you support, has minimal risk of injury. It's also good for firming up post-baby breasts

5) how much should a mother wait after a c-sec before resuming workout?
Whether it's a c- sec or normal delivery, no strenuous workout should be done for at least 40 days or 6 weeks after delivery. It takes 40 days for the large uterus to involute back to its small pre pregnant state. Exercise during this period would strain the ligaments and cause back ache. It may also predispose the uterus to prolapse after menopause during weakened ligaments that support the uterus. In addition, after a c-sec, the abdominal muscles and ligaments need to heal well, so active workout is recommended only after 3 months.

6) what are the dos and don'ts of the first 3-6 months after delivery for workout/diet?
After 3-6 months, all forms of exercise are permissible, however, during breast feeding, lifting weights and push- ups should be restricted. Breast feeding mothers require extra calories and nutritious food and diet. Diet foods or low calories diets are recommended. A good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats along with extra milk and fruits are a must. Breast feeding itself is a great calorie burner and helps the mother to lose weight and regain her pre pregnant figure within 6 months of delivery.

7) how many post-partum depression cases do you get on an average?
70 % of women experience mild baby blues for about 1-2 weeks due to placental hormones leaving the body. The post- partum depression is a bit rarer. The signs and symptoms are more severe and last longer.

The symptoms may include:
Depressed mood/ severe mood swings
Difficulty in bonding with the baby
Excessive crying
Withdrawing from family and friends
Loss of appetite or eating too much
Inability to sleep/ insomnia
Fatigue and loss of energy
Intense irritability and anger
Feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy
Severe anxiety and panic attacks
Thoughts of suicide ad harming the baby
Very severe post -partum depression may lead to psychosis. These patients do require help in the form of counseling and medication.

8) how can a mother avoid succumbing to depression?
Women should attend pre-natal classes, which prepare them for labor delivery and breast feeding during pregnancy. After birth, the mother should
Rest adequately
Accept help from family and friends
Connect with new mothers
Always take time to take care of themselves
Avoid alcohol and medicines that cause depression

All said and done, it is very important that dads support new mothers to regain their lost shape, without hampering their confidence.
Post pregnancy, a woman is very stressed- she is worried about the baby and herself and is very busy taking care of the two. Being a mother can be very taxing and there are a few simple things that fathers can do.

Things dads can do with the baby:
Take baby out for a walk so mum can have some quiet time.
Feed the baby in the middle of the night or bring the baby to mum if breastfeeding. He could also help the baby feed if there is expressed breastmilk or feed the baby in the morning so mum can get some extra sleep.
Help to look after older children so that mum can adjust to life with a newborn again.
Make sure you learn how to bathe the baby and change nappies.

Things dads can do for mum:
Make mum any meals, e. G. Breakfast in the morning before going to work.
Tell her she's doing a great job and that you are proud of her and how much you love her.
No pressure for sexual acts - intimacy will return again soon.
Let her de-brief / talk about the labour and birth as many times as necessary, without getting annoyed. Being a good listener is important.
Tell her that it doesn't matter if the home is messier than usual and help to do a bit of tidying.
Let her cry or be emotional without trying to'fix' her - simply comfort her.

Husband's support makes a huge difference in the new mother experience of every woman and only makes him happier in return!

If you have any gynae / pregnancy concerns, feel free to consult me privately by clicking on'consult' button below.
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I am 28yr old male. What all should I avoid doing to have safe sex?

MD - General Medicine
Dear, safe sex , the best if married, remain faithful to single partner. while having sex with new partner use condom .
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Due to pregnancy and lack of sleep my skin complexion has become very dark along with dark circles, home remedies does not hve a great effect, what can be done for glowing skin and confident me. Please suggest some kind of creams or lotions to apply.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Due to pregnancy and lack of sleep my skin complexion has become very dark along with dark circles, home remedies doe...
Dear Monika , congratulations that you are pregnant. One must expect a little more pigmented skin during pregnancy. However there are effective creams containing Vit E mainly for your help . Adjust your sleep pattern as per your lifestyle. Do you see dark skin more on neck region
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Hello doctor, I am 6 weeks pregnant. But I have no nausea, vomiting and constipation. I am so much of tensed. Please suggest me what can I do? before that on April I lost my 1st pregnancy at 7 weeks. As per doctor's advice I'm taking folvite, progesterone sustained release tab 300, glyciphage 500mg, aspirin gastro resistant 50mg. For protection. please sir /madam help me why I'm not feeling that common symptoms of pregnancy.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello doctor, I am 6 weeks pregnant. But I have no nausea, vomiting and constipation. I am so much of tensed. Please ...
in pregnancy asprin never takes.other are right medicines. who give advice to you for is not good in pregnancy. second diabetes cause for lost your take proper treatments. do all tests for pregnancy. and consult again.
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My boyfriend sucked ma breast. From that a white liquid is coming. Is that milk. Is that harmful?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My boyfriend sucked ma breast. From that a white liquid is coming. Is that milk. Is that harmful?
Nothing to worry about.It is normal.Nipples secretes a watery fluid when they are squeezed or stimulated due to excitement.This discharge will be normal after few days.
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PytoberryQ is in homeopathy and it is for what uses and who can use it and dosage of it and it is for adults or children.

BHMS, PGDM (Emergency Medical services)
Homeopath, Pune
PytoberryQ is in homeopathy and it is for what uses and who can use it and dosage of it and it is for adults or child...
Hi. Phytolacca berry used to reduce weight. Long course of medicines needed as meds needs time to act. Adult can take medicines safely twice a day either as few drops of mother tincture with water or any potencies as per advice of homeopath. Tc.
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My wife is 40-45 days pregnant but I want to abort her pregnancy. Please suggest me some easy way to abort her pregnancy as we are not ready for child.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
There are many options avialble for abortion both with medicine and surgical. Abortion by the way of medicine may also be possible. But these need to be taken with medical supervision and prescription. All self medications are dangerous. Doctor -gynaecologist is the best person to help you in this situation. Please go and talk to a good gynaecologist. Doctor has surely got the solution to your problem. Do not consume any medicine without doctor advise and prescription. These could be very very dangerous.
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Causes and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Mch urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Causes and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection

Infection caused in the kidneys, bladder, urethra or the ureters is known as urinary tract infection. According to doctors, women are generally more at risk of suffering from this condition than men.  

Some of the causes which contribute to the development of this infection are:

  1. Invasion of bacteria: Like any other infection, one of the causes of urinary tract infection is the invasion of the bacteria Escherichia coli in the bladder. This type of bacteria is most commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract and is most often held responsible for urinary tract infection.
  2. Spreading of the bacteria from anus to urethra: The spread of the gastrointestinal bacteria from the anus to the urethra leads to the infection of the urethra thereby causing urinary tract infection. 

Some of the symptoms of urinary tract infection are:

  1. A nagging urge to urinate: One of the most predominant symptoms of urinary tract infection is a persistent, nagging urge to urinate. You would know your urinary tract is infected when you feel the urgency to urinate extremely frequently.
  2. There is a burning sensation when you urinate: The symptoms of urinary infection are extremely visible and are felt intensely by the one suffering from it. If you feel a burning sensation while urinating, chances are extremely high that you are suffering from urinary tract infection.
  3. Red colored urine: Sometimes your urine may contain perceptible amount of blood in them. In most cases, presence of blood in urine is a definite sign of urinary tract infection.
  4. Foul smelled urine: An internal infection in the urinary tract manifests itself in different ways. One of the chief symptoms of this infection is discharging foul smelling urine.
  5. Pain in the pelvic area: Women who suffer from urinary tract infection experience excruciating pain near the pelvic area, sometimes extending to the pubic bone.
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