I am a 25 yr old female from Cape Town, South Africa and have been suffering from PC's for four years. After going for numerous lancings, and being confused (together with various doctors) at the constant relapses I have put a name to it just yesterday. Let me also add that it sure is a relief knowing that there are others out there. It seems there is not much info available on this side, please if anyone knows whom and where to direct me to (in my country of course) it would save me lots of trouble (pain too). I am currently dealing with my 6th and very painful cyst at the moment. I know for sure that with my next visit to the doctor, I go as an educated patient. Who knows how long I would have been sucking on anti-biotics??? Thank you for this very informative website.