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Interstitial Cystitis Association

Health AwardsThe Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is the only nonprofit charitable organization dedicated solely to improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with interstitial cystitis (IC).

IC is recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, often associated with urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go).

IC can affect anyone. More than 12 million people in the US have IC:

  • Women: 3 to 8 million
  • Men: 1 to 4 million
  • Children: prevalence data are not known

Revised Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Latest from ICA

Feedback Still Needed – IC and PT

21 October 2016

With the recent release of the CDC guidelines on prescribing opioids, pelvic pain patients are increasingly looking for non-drug therapies for pain management. Pelvic floor physical therapy is listed as a Second-Line IC treatment and is becoming increasingly popular as … Continued

Introducing ICA’s Birthday Club

21 October 2016

Every year we get a little bit older and hopefully a whole lot wiser. With that in mind, why not pledge to make this year extra special for you or someone you love! Consider “donating” your birthday this year to … Continued

Your messages to me were so encouraging and took away the horrible loneliness and panic that I had been living with.

- Carolyn


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