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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 Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Latest from ICA

Study Seeks Men and Women With IC

27 August 2015

Lipella Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is conducting a clinical study in Royal Oak (near Detroit), Michigan and is looking for participants. The clinical study is evaluating the safety, tolerability and efficacy of LP-08, a natural product made from egg yolk. It is … Continued

New IC Research Literature Reviews

27 August 2015

Wonder what new developments are happening in the field of IC research? Read our newest plain language summaries about advances in IC treatment, research, and understanding. Reviews include articles from journals indexed in MEDLINE, PubMed, and from other published sources … Continued

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- Carolyn

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