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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

It Worked for Me

3 September 2015

My name is Virginia Powell and I am a 34-year-old woman from Port Arthur, Texas. I decided to tell my story about my struggles with IC and my solution in the hope that it may help others. I began having … Continued

National Pain Awareness Month

2 September 2015

September is an important month for anyone living with pain because it is National Pain Awareness Month. For thirty days, the US Pain Foundation will draw public attention to the hardships, struggles and trials of those suffering from chronic pain. … Continued

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

- Michelle


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