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A CT scan showed a 1 mm kidney stone in the upper pole of my kidney several months ago. I'miss living in fear of its passing and am thinking of cancelling my vacation next week because I am afraid it will pass while I'm flying or on vacation. Dr did give me Zofran and Norco. Would those 2 meds help enough?

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    You can't let it run your life. If you did then you'd never be able to enjoy yourself. Zofran is for nausea and Norco is for the pain. I mean it will help with the symptoms but it's not going to help you pass it. Just continue to drink a lot of water and keep hydrated. I wouldn't cancel my vacation.

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      Thanks so much. You're right....I should probably reconsider cancelling my vacation. I've read, but wondered if it's true, that the stone could just remain in my kidney for a long time. (Maybe I should drink less or walk less to keep it from passing at this inopportune time?). So do you think the Zofran & Norco really will eliminate the nausea and pain?

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      Drink lots of water and push really hard when going to the toilet before you go away. I’m not belittling it atall I know how painful they are but in terms of kidney stones 1mm is a baby. Do lots of jumping up and down on the spot too. I had a 5mm one before and cocodamol done the pain relief for me. Not sure if you have that I’m in the uk?
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    This is the problem with a kidney stone you cannot actually plan anything because you do not know when the pain is going to come back.

    Personally I would cancel the holiday if you do not feel comfortable traveling. You will not enjoy it if you are just thinking about the stone all the time, but only you can decide really.

    Do take care and  keep in touch

    Sarah xx

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      I don't know what to do! It's been in my kidney somewhere between 3 and 6 months so far. I've had people tell me it may NEVER pass! Don't know what to think. If that's true, I'd sure regret wasting the rest of my life "waiting. " Won'the it help to just take pain killers along with me...incase? Or doesnt Norco help much? I'm so torn!

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    I just dealt with my first stone. It was 4mm. They thought I would pass it on my own, but it got stuck at the junction where the ureter meets the bladder. The opening narrows at this point, and in my case, I had some scar tissue there as a result of a an injury or infection when I was a child. So, yesterday, I had it removed....i.e. he went up my urethra, past bladder, into the ureter and fetched it. Then he installed a stent for the next week, so I have what amounts to fishing line hanging out of my c**k, so he can pull the stent out later.  Point is, a person usually passes stones 5mm or less on their own. That didn't happen with me, but 1mm stone is basically a grain of sand. You will probably pass it without even knowing it. I too had a vacation planned for 10 days out of state from Oct. 10 - Oct. 19. I found out about the stone on Oct. 3. I went on vacation anyway. I had one episode while I was there. It happened in our room and lasted about 2 hours. Extreme pain and nausea. I had no pain pills and nothing for nausea. You should go on your vacation anyway. Its a small stone, you have pills for pain and nausea, and most of all, you shouldn't stop living your life. Nothing at all may even happen. Chug water before you leave! Lots and lots of water.

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      I am sorry to hear the news. I would tell them you want it blasted, if they try to tell you to pass it. Either with litho or by ureteroscopy (that's what I had for mine). Hope it gets sorted out soon for youcool

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    Hello Scareddcat

    My advice to you is to Go On Vacation!  Time to Relax and Enjoy Life.  

    I say this because, since May of "2016" I have stones in Both of my kidneys. Yes I said "May of 2016"

    I have had some removed surgically, and I have passed way too many to even count. Mine keep coming back.

    Just last week, Monday Oct 16th I was having Severe Pain and finally passed a stone.  Tuesday I seemed fine.

    Then on Wednesday Oct 18th I had the most Severe Pain I had in a long time. It lasted for 35 hours and then I

    passed SIX stones.  Here now I'm back to feeling ok.  A lot of times you can pass stones with No pain, just a little discomfort.  My main point is: You Never Know when the stone will start to move.  You could be sleeping, working, and yes even on vacation.  You can't live in fear all the time. It's like carrying an umbrella everyday waiting for the rain. Even on cloudy days, you don't need that umbrella. See what I'm saying.  Live your life.

    Here is what I do for my stones: I take an Herb, Chanca Piedra,  I drink cranberry juice mixed with lemon juice,

    and I drink a lot of water.  I quit drinking any soda, and I don't touch alcohol either.  I use a heating pad at times

    So pack a heating pad, pack your Zofran and Norco (Just in Case) go on Vacation and have a Good Time!

    ((((((Scareddcat))))))  Huggs for You  Now go start packing!!    ~~V A C A T I O N  ~  T  I M E ~~   cool

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    Hello

    Well unfortunately, Yes I have had that size before.  I have had the entire kidney filled with stone that had to be

    blasted out of there.  Ironically, this past week has been very PAINFUL to say the least.  Probably the worst pain I've had in a while. Still hoping it was pass on it's own.  If it doesn't pass by Monday, I'll be heading to the hospital

    Hope all is well with you now.  Best Wishes  ~  Faith

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