Skip to content

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 Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Latest from ICA

November is National Family Caregivers Month

13 November 2015

Help support those that support you by telling them about our new Caregiving link on the ICA website. In addition, you can share the link about 15 sweet things to say to those with a chronic pain:

Cleveland Clinic Actively Enrolling

13 November 2015

Do you live in the Midwest and suffer from chronic pelvic pain? The Cleveland Clinic is actively enrolling subjects in their INSPIRE (Intravaginal Stimulation for Pelvic Pain Improvement and Relief) trial. For more information visit

May God Bless your organization for all the wonderful work they are doing.

- Michelle


Copyright 2015 Interstitial Cystitis Association - Privacy