Know the Symptoms. Get the Facts.

Are you struggling with bladder pain, urinary urgency, and urinary frequency? If so, you may be among the millions of men and women who have interstitial cystitis (IC). Whether your healthcare provider has already diagnosed you with IC or you suspect that you or a loved one may have this condition, the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) will give you the tools and information you need to help you understand and better manage your symptoms.

ICHope Pain Management Tool Webinar – Now Available!
Friday, September 26, 2014 2:21:00 PM

IC Awareness Month
Friday, September 26, 2014 10:26:00 AM

9th DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Friday, September 26, 2014 10:24:00 AM

ICA Attends the 15th Meeting of NIDDK's MAPP Network Steering Committee Meeting
Friday, September 26, 2014 10:29:00 AM

Funding Opportunity
Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:04:00 PM

ICA at AUGS/IUGA Scientific Meeting
Thursday, August 07, 2014 1:57:00 PM

Alliance for Pelvic Pain 2014 Retreat
Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:20:00 PM

For Grace Annual Women In Pain Conference
Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:04:00 AM

AUGS 34th Annual Scientific Meeting
Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:42:00 AM

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Interstitial Cystitis Association

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) is the only nonprofit association 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


ICA Quick Poll

Experts have found three key behaviors for successful self-management of IC pain. Which behavior do you find most difficult?