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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

Take the First Step!

11 January 2019

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions! We know that exercise isn’t always easy for IC patients. Read this article from the summer 2018 issue of the ICA Update to learn tips on how to get moving. “Whether you’re an experienced … Continued

Join the ICA Guardian Society

11 January 2019

Join the members of the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) Guardian Society, a group committed to supporting the ICA through a very special and important form of financial support. These donors named the ICA as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned … Continued

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- Carolyn


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