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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 Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Latest from ICA

Dr. Jeffrey Proctor Named One of Georgia’s Top Urologists

12 July 2019

Twenty-one Georgia Urology physicians receive Top Doctors honors in Atlanta, including ICA Medical Advisory Board Member, Jeffrey Proctor, MD. “Dr. Jeffrey G. Proctor practices at Georgia Urology’s Acworth and Cartersville offices. He graduated from New York Medical College, where he received the … Continued

IC Article in the Washington Post

12 July 2019

The Washington Post published an article on July 1st entitled “I’ve gained my life back’: New tests may help those with persistent urinary tract infections.“ The ICA responded to this article with the following Letter to the Editor: Re: “I’ve gained my … Continued

Your messages to me were so encouraging and took away the horrible loneliness and panic that I had been living with.

- Carolyn

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