Three Decades of IC Advocacy

Past victories pave the way for a future without IC.

"We moved mountains." Vicki Ratner, MD, ICA Founder & President Emeritus

ICA Holiday Hours
Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:51:00 AM

30 Voices of Hope Celebrating 30 Years of ICA
Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Say ‘Thank You’ to Your Healthcare Provider through ICA
Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:47:00 AM

New IC Research Literature Reviews
Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:35:00 AM

ICA Pilot Research Program is Now Accepting Applications
Friday, November 07, 2014 10:49:00 AM

New Research Literature Reviews
Friday, November 07, 2014 10:41:00 AM

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
Monday, October 06, 2014 2:48:00 PM

NIH Pathways to Prevention Workshop
Monday, October 06, 2014 2:44:00 PM

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

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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?