Hi Pam sorry your having to deal wit this on top of the other stuff we deal with.
Kidney stones can and so cause horrific pain as well as infections frequently and this maybe whats going on but before going the way of the scope have you had any kind of x-rays or ultrasound yet? As this usually can find stones or even nodules and whatnot and it is NOT invasive like the scope,sorry I just prefer to try any noninvasive procedures before going the way of entering my body and making an opening for all kinds of germs to enter!
I have always looked at a Cysto as a last resort for answers since it is a invasive procedure that requires anesthesia and to answer your question about hurting yes it does if you are not medicated properly and yes if you are on methadone I would not want to do this in the office and without it being done in a out patient surgery center where there is Anesthesiologist on board that knows methadone and its pathology.
Good luck and here is hoping you find some relief soon.
Bilateral knee replacements,spondylosis of L-3,4,5 and S-1, osteoarthritis,premenopausal migraines.
Meds: Methadone,xanax,zanaflex,maxide,prempro,K+,indocin,lexapro,neurontin(coming off) lyrica(going onto)