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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

Action Alert . . . Contact Congress Regarding Healthcare Reform

23 January 2017

Action Alert Please contact your two Senators and your House Representative to ask them to support critical patient protections during the current healthcare reform effort Background Congress is currently debating significant changes to the healthcare system, including modifications that will … Continued

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

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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