Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide administration

Does the thought of having a procedure give you anxiety?

Women’s Healthcare of Kendall, LLC is now offering Nitrous Oxide (commonly referred to as “laughing gas”) to help take some of the fear out of getting a Pap smear, having an IUD placed, or coming in for one of our many in-office procedures (ex. colposcopy, hysteroscopy, etc.). Call our office at (305) 270-7999 if you would like more information about Nitrous Oxide for your next procedure.

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Women’s Healthcare of Kendall, LLC, LLCX is pleased to offer you the option of patient-controlled nitrous oxide to assist with pain relief and anxiety during your gynecological procedure.
Nitrous oxide, commonly called “laughing gas”, is mainly used in dental offices to help with pain during dental procedures. When nitrous oxide is used for gynecologic pain/procedures, it is a mixture of 50% nitrous gas and 50% oxygen. This gas is inhaled through a mask that is provided by our facility. Nitrous oxide has been a common practice to help cope with pain for many years.

The nitrous oxide is self-administered by the patient. Women’s Healthcare of Kendall, LLC requires you to hold your own mask and begin to inhale the gas mixture for about 30 seconds before your procedure begins. You will breathe it in as you feel necessary. Nitrous oxide is cleared from the body through the lungs­—this means that as soon as you pull the mask away, the nitrous effect is gone within a few minutes.

Some women report feeling drowsy, light-headed, nauseous, or a little silly while using nitrous oxide. Due to some of these possible side effects, a member of our team will always be in the room while you are using nitrous oxide. These side effects should go away quickly when you stop breathing the nitrous oxide.

Each patient has a different experience when using nitrous oxide. Most women say the nitrous oxide helps “take the edge off”. It can help in lowering anxiety to better cope with pain. Some women do not find nitrous oxide helpful or do not like the way that is makes them feel. The use of nitrous oxide can be stopped at any time, and alternative pain management methods can be used.

Some women have reported nausea after a prolonged use of the gas; medication to help ease the nausea is available if that happens. It can also cause some unsteadiness when standing up. A member of our team will always be in the room when you are ready to stand, in case you need assistance.

Yes, you cannot use nitrous oxide if you:

  • Cannot hold your own facemask
  • Have received a narcotic medication within the past 2 hours
  • Have other medical conditions identified by your provider that place you at risk

For any questions or concerns, please call (305) 270-7999 and talk with your provider or nurse.

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Elizabeth

They're heaven sent! We couldn't have had a better experience. Last year my wife and I found a donor and asked ourselves "now what?". This was all unfamiliar territory for us so we decided to speak to our GYN for some guidance on at home insemination. At our first visit they helped us better understand the steps we needed to take to see if I was even a candidate to carry. Long story short, we were so excited to find out that I was! We felt so comfortable and truly trusted them, and we decided to do our insemination at their office! Next concern, "Wait! What if I'm ovulating on a weekend or the doctor is on vacation?" They reassured us that they would make it work with our ovulation day and, needless to say, they did! Everyone, including the girl at the front desk, over exceeded every expectation and we are forever grateful to them for helping us create our perfect little boy!

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"I’m blessed to be a patient here. Is it a very business office? Yes, but that’s understandable with the great medical staff & very nice office staff! I gave birth to my daughter Nov 2019 with Dr. Suzette Delgado.. and she is wonderful! She is so kind and attentive. She is easy going, made me feel quite comfortable to talk to her. Before I met her I saw Mary, the Midwife. Ladies, in the past I had pretty tough experiences doing my PAP, but Mary had done mine & she made me feel so comfortable. That was very important to me."

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