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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

Women Form Bladder Disease Support Group

12 January 2017

Two Mississippi women who suffer with IC have formed a new support group to help others facing the little understood illness. Rosa Harville and Bonnie Mitchell, RN, are the founders of the group. They both have struggled to live a … Continued

Blogger Raising Awareness for IC

12 January 2017

Alana Saltz writes about how IC has taken over her life. The article is entitled I have a common bladder condition no one talks about & it’s taking over my life. She wrote the article in the hopes that it … Continued

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

- Michelle


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