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.

Homeopathy for Urinary Tract Infections
Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:55:00 AM

The New Normal after Bladder Removal Surgery
Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:50:00 AM

Women In Pain Conference
Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:48:00 AM

Changes to AUA IC Guideline
Friday, October 03, 2014 10:34:00 AM

Research Study Now Enrolling
Friday, October 03, 2014 10:33:00 AM

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