I have been suffering with serious pain while sitting over the last 6 years. Pain was noticeable and manageable the first year, and by year 6 (today) it is almost intolerable. I have been placed on low dose morphine to control the pain. I don't enjoy being on it - makes me too tired. Anyway, my major issue is that do doctors can diagnose what is going on. I have been to several specialists over the years, even had my coccyx removed - no change. I just went to another colorectal specialist yesterday (who supposedly had experience in PC) and said there was no visible signs (enlarged hair folicles, holes, bumps, etc.) of PC. But that's just the point, I don't have any visual signs. My pain, when I press on it, is located about a 1/3 way down my mid-line just to the left - beneath the skin. I can't even wear jeans - the extra material in the midline puts me over the edge! Here is what I typed up and gave to the specialist I just saw - just so I wouldn't forget to tell him everything: * Extreme pain while sitting (can't take meds at work) * Painful when lying down or any pressure applied - can't wear jeans * Pain is located to left of midline about 1/3 of way down - hurts when pressed * Pain has lasted almost 6 years * Had coccyx removed - no relief * Had many coccyx cortisone and marcane (sp?) injections - temp relief * Primary care doctor is watching white blood count - possible infection * Sometimes have fever and chills for no reason - perfectly fine the next day * Sit crooked or forward due to pain (even have special web chair) * Back constantly hurts due to poor sitting habits * No longer want to take meds - makes me too tired to work/play * Dread driving, flights, watching movies, etc. - that's no way to live The questions IS, can a person have PC below the skin with no visible signs?? If so, how can this be diagnosed?? I had an MRI taken of that region, but they probably didn't know what they were looking for. Can anyone read/interpret MRI imaging?? I would have no problem sending it to you. Thanks to all for listening - this is a great site!