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Dr. Nikhil D Datar - Gynaecologist, Mumbai

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MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS , FCPS, DNB, FICOG, LLB

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Hello!<br/><br/>I am Dr Nikhil D Datar I am a senior gynaecologist practicing in the area of Mumb...

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I am Dr Nikhil D Datar I am a senior gynaecologist practicing in the area of Mumbai. I am attached to Cloudnine hospital, lifewave hospital and Yashoda hospital which is situated in Malad and Goregaon area in Mumbai.

Today I am going to give you some kind of information about a very common problem that women face and that problem is excessive heavy and sometimes irregular bleeding during or in between your periods. Well this is a very common problem that is found and many a times women tend to neglect this problem. Now first of all it is very important to understand that excessive menstrual fluid or blood loss is not good for the health and that's why it is very important that you visit the doctor and get yourself treated. The commonest cause of anaemia that means less of haemoglobin in the body is because of this problem. So that's why it is very important to find the causes of the problem and also treat the problem. Very commonly we find problems of fibroids, problem of adenomyosis, problems of endometrial hyperplasia which is thickening of the lining of the uterus and hormonal imbalances being the causes of such a kind of situation. But women unnecessarily get worried they think that something is going to wrong with them and that's why they don't come to the doctor, so they should go to the doctor because treatment for these type of problems are relatively very-very easy, extremely safe and even if occasionally, the small surgery is required you will recover and go back to your house just in a span of 3 days. There are so many good medications that are available today that simple medical treatment or taking tablets can also help you significantly. So my request to all of you is do not shy away from going to gynaecologist, do or through check up find out the cost and very easily get yourself treated. It is very important that you live a very healthy and a very fruitful life at all points of time. On Lybrate platform you can book a consultation appointment or even do an online chatting with me.

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Namaskar!<br/><br/>I am Dr Nikhil D Datar I am a senior gynaecologist practicing in the area of M...

Namaskar!

I am Dr Nikhil D Datar I am a senior gynaecologist practicing in the area of Mumbai, I practice mainly in westerns aboves of Mumbai. I am attach to Cloudnine hospital, Lifewave hospital and Yashoda Hospital situated in the area of Malad and Goregaon.

Today I am going to speak to you about a very burning issue that is diabetes and blood pressure that occurs during pregnancy. Many of times these are the problems that are not detected by the people because usually patients do not have any great suffering or any great symptoms. So it is very important that you go to your doctor on regular basis and get yourself check mainly for the blood pressure as well as for the sugar level during pregnancy. These are two problems which if detected in time they can be treated very-very well and you get a very successful outcome, so you can definitely be a healthy mother and give a birth to a healthy baby. However, if it all these things are not taken care of then it can really be a dangerous thing. Both these problems occur because of the fact that you are pregnant, so it means that unless and until the delivery takes place these problems are not going to go away. Both blood pressure and diabetes can have significant side effects on the mother's health as well as on the baby’s health. So it is very important that the obstetrician that you are going to on both hands checks on the mother's health as well as the baby’s health and keeps that balance between these two situations. Senior obstetrician were well experienced can take care of such kind of problems very-very well and as an what I told you that early detection, quick and immediate treatment, regular kind of follow-up, diet, exercise and medical management frequent and regular monitoring can give you a brilliant outcome and you will have a very-very successful pregnancy and healthy baby at the end of the pregnancy.

I wish you all a good luck and of course Lybrate platform is there on which you can take an appointment for me or you can also do an online consultation or chatting with me. Thank you.

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Re-building the fabric of faith by empathy, evidence based medicine in positive vibrant communication
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An Obstetrician & Gynaecologist by profession and health Rights Activist by passion! He is passionate about patient care, health education as well as patient's rights. Medical Director & Senior Consultant gynaecologist at Cloudnine Hospital Mumbai. Senior Gynaecologist Lifewave Hospital (Malad east Mumbai) & Yashada Maternity Nursing Home ( Goregaon East Mumbai) Head of the Unit and medical teacher R N Cooper Municipal Hospital (2005-2015) Consultant Gynaecologist Nanavati Hospital (2005-2015) Nominated as Mumbai Hero by Mumbai Mirror ( Times Group) in 2017 & Unique Maharasthrian by Lokmat Group (2016) for exemplary work. Recipeint of Commonwealth Fellowship, Amrican Austrian Foundation fellowship & Mehman E Watan award ( Pakistan)

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Education
MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology - KEM hospital/ Mumbai University - 1996
DGO - College of physicians & Surgeons of India - 1995
MBBS - JJ Group of Hospitals Mumbai/ Mumbai University - 1991
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FCPS - College of Physicians & Surgeons of India - 1996
DNB - Diplomate National Board/NBE, New Delhi - 1996
FICOG - Indian college of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist - 2003
LLB - Mumbai University - 2002
Past Experience
Senior Gynaecologist & Medical Director at Cloudnine Hospital
Senior Gynaecologist & Partner at Lifewave Hospital
Senior Gynaecologist & Proprietor at Yashada Maternity & Nursing Home
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Unit Head and teacher at R N Cooper Municipal Hospital
Consultant Gynaecologist at Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital
Consultant Gynaecologist at Hinduja Healthcare Surgcal Hospital
Lecturer at Sir J J Hospital
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Marathi
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Gujarati
Awards and Recognitions
Dr. Dastur Gold Medal
Mehman E Watan ( Sindh Government)
American Austrian Foundation Fellowship For Health Rights
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Commonwealth Professional Fellowship - Patient Safety From UK & WHO
Founder President - Patient Safety Alliance
Mumbai Hero ( Mumbai Mirror. Times Group)
Dr. Purandhare Gold Medal
Professional Memberships
Association of Medical Consultants
Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynaecological Society
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Association of Fellow Gynecologists
Indian Medical Association
Indian association of Gynaecological Endoscopy
Goregaon Medical Associatio (GMA)
Malad Medical Assosiation

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What To Expect In Gestational Diabetes?

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS , FCPS, DNB, FICOG, LLB
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
What To Expect In Gestational Diabetes?

Diabetes is the new age epidemic, a metabolic disorder, and is mainly due to lifestyle, though there is a genetic component to it. Type 1 diabetes is usually detected in the early stages and caused by the absence or reduced levels of pancreatic hormones. People with type 1 often require insulin on a daily basis.

Type 2 diabetes, which is the more common one and affects a larger number of people, is due to a combination of lifestyle and poor dietary choices. Sedentary lifestyle increased consumption of sugars, and lack of healthy eating habits have led to an increase in sugar levels, thereby producing diabetes.

The issue with diabetes is that it is not just one body part that is affected, but the whole bodily systems get impacted. The kidneys, eyes, heart, nervous system, circulatory system, and overall metabolism are all affected, leading to various complications.

Diabetes and pregnancy can be seen in a woman is already diabetic before getting pregnant, while in some cases, diabetes may set in during pregnancy.

If the woman is already diabetic at the time of pregnancy, the increased levels of hormones in the body can cause higher or lower levels of blood sugar. Both hyper and hypoglycemia can have side-effects so monitoring the sugar levels becomes extremely critical.

For hypoglycemia, the woman may feel fatigue, blurred vision, mood changes, and excessive sweating. This is usually triggered by irregular eating patterns and overexertion. For immediate relief, eat something with a lot of sugar like a chocolate or a juice and make sure your eating patterns are regular. Constant monitoring of sugar levels is very important.

With hyperglycemia, which is often due to stress, lack of physical workout, and improper food habits; it is very important to monitor sugar levels and regularize eating.

If a woman is already diabetic before pregnancy, then sugar levels have to be carefully monitored to ensure there are no major deviations.

Diabetes can lead to complications for both the woman and the child, including:

  1. Macrosomia: This is a developmental anomaly where the newborn has an abnormally large head. If this happens, then vaginal delivery may not be possible. The baby also could be injured during the delivery.
  2. Hypoglycemia post-delivery: Immediately after delivery, there is a good chance that sugar levels may drop too low, both for the newborn and the mother.

Diabetes developing during pregnancy can be managed by careful monitoring of sugar levels, developing a healthy nutrition plan, and being active.

Diabetes during pregnancy has become a lot more common than it was earlier, mainly due to a combination of lifestyle and hormones. However, with careful planning and monitoring, millions of women have fared through pregnancy without any major complications from diabetes. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3495 people found this helpful

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Explained

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS , FCPS, DNB, FICOG, LLB
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Explained

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles in your pelvic area. These muscles support the organs in your pelvis like a sling. The organs in this area include the bladder, uterus (women), prostate (men), and rectum (the area at the end of the large intestine where your body stores solid waste). By contracting and relaxing these muscles, you control your bowel and bladder movements.

What is pelvic floor dysfunction?

When you are unable to control the muscles in your pelvic floor to have a bowel movement, it is called pelvic floor dysfunction. People with pelvic floor dysfunction contract these muscles rather than relax them. Because of this, they cannot have a bowel movement, or they have an incomplete one.

It is important to be aware of the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction as there is no comprehensive list of causes. However, it can be said that traumatic injuries to the pelvic area seems to have a rather higher preponderance among the causes of pelvic floor dysfunction, which is also known as PFD. While giving birth to a child is an experience that is life changing, the potential downside is that it can be one of the causes of pelvic floor dysfunction in women!

Other symptoms include feeling the need to urinate often and then finding the process to be quite painful. Constipation which occurs in spite of a diet which contains enough roughage is a sign, as well, that it is about time that a person should schedule an appointment with the doctor.

Medication is a possible solution and is usually in the form of a muscle relaxant of a low intensity. However, it is great for a person who has the misfortune of having pelvic floor dysfunction to know that there are solutions which are completely bereft of the need of any form of medication!

Cure Pelvic Floor Dysfunction-

Reducing the effects of pelvic floor dysfunction can be quite simple, really. Warm baths and some exercises suggested on a subjective basis are quite common. This is a process called biofeedback.

Biofeedback aims to retrain the pelvic floor so that there is far better functioning. The success of this method is well known to a specialist, it has vastly improved the pelvic floor dysfunction conditions of more than 75% of the patients significantly!

The method works by observing the workings of the pelvic floor and then providing feedback regarding its coordination as it expands and contracts. Some of the many things which make this method truly great are that it is non-invasive and non-medical. As a matter of fact, taking into due account its success rate, people should really give it a shot before they try medication or surgery.

Surgery-

Surgery is said to be effective in the case of rectocele. Nevertheless, this is the last resort as it is always better to sort out such problems sans having to resort to surgery. Multidisciplinary approaches which involve fields such as psychology are good options. Pelvic floor dysfunction is something that is a pain to have, but it really need not be!  

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3546 people found this helpful

Diabetes During Pregnancy

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS , FCPS, DNB, FICOG, LLB
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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Namaskar!

I am Dr Nikhil D Datar I am a senior gynaecologist practicing in the area of Mumbai, I practice mainly in westerns aboves of Mumbai. I am attach to Cloudnine hospital, Lifewave hospital and Yashoda Hospital situated in the area of Malad and Goregaon.

Today I am going to speak to you about a very burning issue that is diabetes and blood pressure that occurs during pregnancy. Many of times these are the problems that are not detected by the people because usually patients do not have any great suffering or any great symptoms. So it is very important that you go to your doctor on regular basis and get yourself check mainly for the blood pressure as well as for the sugar level during pregnancy. These are two problems which if detected in time they can be treated very-very well and you get a very successful outcome, so you can definitely be a healthy mother and give a birth to a healthy baby. However, if it all these things are not taken care of then it can really be a dangerous thing. Both these problems occur because of the fact that you are pregnant, so it means that unless and until the delivery takes place these problems are not going to go away. Both blood pressure and diabetes can have significant side effects on the mother's health as well as on the baby’s health. So it is very important that the obstetrician that you are going to on both hands checks on the mother's health as well as the baby’s health and keeps that balance between these two situations. Senior obstetrician were well experienced can take care of such kind of problems very-very well and as an what I told you that early detection, quick and immediate treatment, regular kind of follow-up, diet, exercise and medical management frequent and regular monitoring can give you a brilliant outcome and you will have a very-very successful pregnancy and healthy baby at the end of the pregnancy.

I wish you all a good luck and of course Lybrate platform is there on which you can take an appointment for me or you can also do an online consultation or chatting with me. Thank you.

3859 people found this helpful

Menstrual Irregularities

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS , FCPS, DNB, FICOG, LLB
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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Hello!

I am Dr Nikhil D Datar I am a senior gynaecologist practicing in the area of Mumbai. I am attached to Cloudnine hospital, lifewave hospital and Yashoda hospital which is situated in Malad and Goregaon area in Mumbai.

Today I am going to give you some kind of information about a very common problem that women face and that problem is excessive heavy and sometimes irregular bleeding during or in between your periods. Well this is a very common problem that is found and many a times women tend to neglect this problem. Now first of all it is very important to understand that excessive menstrual fluid or blood loss is not good for the health and that's why it is very important that you visit the doctor and get yourself treated. The commonest cause of anaemia that means less of haemoglobin in the body is because of this problem. So that's why it is very important to find the causes of the problem and also treat the problem. Very commonly we find problems of fibroids, problem of adenomyosis, problems of endometrial hyperplasia which is thickening of the lining of the uterus and hormonal imbalances being the causes of such a kind of situation. But women unnecessarily get worried they think that something is going to wrong with them and that's why they don't come to the doctor, so they should go to the doctor because treatment for these type of problems are relatively very-very easy, extremely safe and even if occasionally, the small surgery is required you will recover and go back to your house just in a span of 3 days. There are so many good medications that are available today that simple medical treatment or taking tablets can also help you significantly. So my request to all of you is do not shy away from going to gynaecologist, do or through check up find out the cost and very easily get yourself treated. It is very important that you live a very healthy and a very fruitful life at all points of time. On Lybrate platform you can book a consultation appointment or even do an online chatting with me.

Thank you.

2570 people found this helpful

6 Ways To Prevent Uterine Cancer

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS , FCPS, DNB, FICOG, LLB
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
6 Ways To Prevent Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer is also known as endometrial cancer and it mostly affects the middle aged women. The uterus of a woman is a muscular organ. The cancer can affect any part of the uterus and is more common in women having obesitydiabetes and hypertension. In most cases, the cancer starts in the endometrium, hence called endometrial cancer. Uterine cancer can be cured using any of the following methods:

  1. Surgical removal of the uterus along with ovaries, lymph nodes and fallopian tubes
  2. Radiation therapy
  3. Chemotherapy

Although uterine cancer is curable, it's always a better option to prevent it. You cannot control all the causes for uterine cancer like those related to heredity. But other than that, here are a few ways in which you can prevent suffering from uterine cancer:

  1. Control body weight: Keep your body weight in control. Obesity can pose a huge risk of getting affected with uterine cancer. The fat in the body produces estrogen, which promotes the growth of uterine lining that is the Endometrium and may lead to Endometrial cancer.
  2. Breast feed: If you are lactating, then the risk of the cancer decreases, as breast feeding decreases ovulation as well as estrogen activities.
  3. Treat abnormal bleeding: If you are suffering from any type of abnormal bleeding, be that heavy periods, bleeding even after you reached menopause or if you start bleeding between two period cycles, consult your doctor immediately. Abnormal bleeding is the symptom of endometrial hyperplasia, which might eventually turn cancerous.
  4. Exercise: As already said earlier, keep your weight under control to avoid uterine cancer. Exercise to avoid increase in weight leading to obesity. It also reduces the estrogen level in your body.
  5. Healthy food: Healthy food is the key to avoid any disease, be that a common cold or uterine cancer. Eat a healthy and balanced diet everyday to be fit and bouncing. 
  6. Birth control pills: It is believed that the intake of birth control pills helps to keep uterine cancer at bay.

So eat healthy, exercise and adopt healthy habits. Then nothing can stop you from enjoying life to the fullest.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3367 people found this helpful

Love Making In Pregnancy

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS , FCPS, DNB, FICOG, LLB
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Love Making In Pregnancy

Sneha and Arun walked into my cabin. The couple was excited about the first baby. It was just third month of pregnancy and second visit to me. This time the mother was also accompanying the couple. The mother looked happy and watchful too. After the consultation we had a quick chat and then they got up to leave. This time Arun allowed the mother to exit first and turned back with a shy smile. Sneha looked in two minds… Whether to ask or not to ask? And I knew the question that was coming my way. As expected the question was about whether they could have sex or no?

Most Indian couples do not discuss this with anyone. They rely on myths and beliefs or lay literature. This adds further confusion! Like the famous Shake sphere’s quote “To do or not to do, that is the real (unanswered) question” for the young couples. Commonly people believe that sex during pregnancy is a big NO- NO. People believe that intercourse can harm the pregnancy. Surprisingly many doctors also advice the same to their patients! While few advice not to have sex in first three months and some advice not to have sex when the bump grows bigger!! So what does the evidence say?

Well, there is a clear scientific evidence that sex during pregnancy can NOT harm the baby per say. However there are few conditions such as placenta praevia (placenta is low placed), repeated miscarriages, opened up or short cervix, previous premature deliveries or if there is bleeding or leaking most doctors will advise against intercourse. It is important to understand that the baby is inside a balloon of water which is inside the uterus. The lower end of the uterus called cervix is closed and plugged with a mucus plug which does not allow entry of even germs (microorganisms) upwards.

The baby inside the balloon of water in the uterus which has closed cervix

However it is also important to understand that although the baby is protected the woman can contact infections from her male partner. These infections could be simple fungal infection, bacterial, viral infection too. In order to prevent such infections it is better to use a condom (or barrier contraceptive). During the pregnancy the hormones in the body surge making the tissues softer and congested. So a pregnant woman may rarely experience few drops of bleeding after intercourse.

So here are few tips for the young couples:

  • In first three months pregnant woman may feel exhausted due to nausea, vomiting and may not feel interested in sex. The partner must understand her problem and support her.
  • In second trimester and third trimester, the increasing bump needs to be taken into consideration. Change of position may help. Many women find “side to side” or “woman on top” position more comfortable.
  • Especially after six months most women may find it more and more uncomfortable. Some may feel minimal uterine contractions which are “innocent”. Intimacy does not necessarily mean penetrative sexual intercourse. The couple can make love without penetrative intercourse too.
  • In this delicate period of pregnancy, women undergo a complete emotional and physical turmoil. The partner must encourage her, caress her, support her. Sexual intercourse is perfectly fine if the woman is comfortable. Expression of love is important and being intimate is a necessity!

Are You Taking Iron Tablets Correctly?

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS , FCPS, DNB, FICOG, LLB
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Are You Taking Iron Tablets Correctly?

Anemia is a common health problem amongst women in India. Iron tablets is the most common medicine prescribed medicine for this. All pregnant women are given a tablet of iron.
Iron tablets can be very effective but only if they are taken correctly.

Here are ten things you must know about iron intake.

  1.  Iron is best absorbed when taken on empty stomach. But it can cause cramps, acidity, vomiting when taken on empty stomach. That is why we advice to take iron tablet be taken after small quantity of food especially when they are not tolerated on empty stomach.
  2. Indian meal is full of phytates and phosphates. These ingredients hamper iron absorption. So never take iron immediately food. You may take it after some time.
  3. It is a common practice in India to take medicines with milk. This is a big “NO- NO”. It does not allow iron absorption.
  4. Conventional iron tablets should not be taken with calcium as this may reduce the absorption. However there are few iron salts which can be taken with calcium.
  5. Vitamin C improves iron absorption. It is a good idea to take iron with lime juice or orange juice.
  6. Common side effects of iron are constipation, dark stools, diarrhoea, nausea.
  7. It is commonly believed that beet root, carrot are best sources of iron. This is not true. Green leafy vegetables, walnuts, black grapes, dates are good vegetarian sources of iron.
  8. Haem Iron, the iron from Non vegetarian source is better absorbed in the body as compared to vegetarian sources.
  9. iron syrups may stain the teeth dark.
  10. Iron comes in the form of various salts. If you do not tolerate one type of salt discuss with your doctor and get it changed. But take the iron tablet and prevent anemia. Be healthy!

What happens if medicine is taken after it's expiry date?

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS , FCPS, DNB, FICOG, LLB
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
What happens if medicine is taken after it's expiry date?

Lata rushed into my consulting room with tears rolling down her cheeks. She was angry and visibly upset. Lata’s both kids were delivered by me. She was an experienced mother. She was very diligent about the baby’s health and never missed on the vaccination schedule. She used to take her kids to the same pediatrician for years together. On one fine day, her pediatrician informed her that the child was given a vaccine which had expired one month back and Lata was shattered.

 Like many of my patients who consider me to be their “friend- philosopher- guide” besides being theirgynecologist, Lata came to me for help and guidance.Lata was literally fuming. She said. “I trusted that doctor so much and how could she be so negligentto me and my child?” It was a clear case of medical error. The pediatrician was extremely apologetic and felt sorry about the whole incidence. We know that medication errors are the commonest errors in healthcare. Actually. this mistake was caused because of a goof up in the pattern of writing expiry date. We know that the Americans write the date in “mm/dd” format and In India we use “dd/mm” format. Precisely this was the cause of this blunder. Lata was extremely worried and tensed about the ill effects of the expired medication. “Doctor, I even check a loaf of bread for the “consume best before” date. I don’t allow anyone to eat even a slice after that date. We make fresh food every day. We don’t consume “Basi” (stale) food at home. And look here. My little one has been injected with a vaccine which has expired a month back!!!” Lata blew off. She was not wrong at all. Most people believe that medication post expiry, like food, may rot or turn into some poisonous substance and be very harmful if consumed. So is this true? What is the meaning of expiry date?

The expired medications may not have the same potency. Hence one may need to revalidate the potency or simply take an additional dose.In nutshell, if expired medications ( tablets/ injections) get used inadvertently, no guarantee can be given about its effectiveness but it will not cause harm or untoward effect too.

"So what did Lata do? Lata met two pediatricians and discussed the matter. Both suggested that thechild should be given another dose of vaccine. Sadly, the child had to take additional injection but Lata was sure that there is no harm caused to the child. Herpediatrician gave an additional dose of vaccine to the baby. Lata continues to follow up with the same doctor. She and her doctor both have become more vigilant about the medications as they both know that human errors are possible in any one’s hand".