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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.



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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

 

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