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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

Participate in Bladder Health Month Activities

17 November 2020

Contribute to IC research and raise #ICAwareness during Bladder Health Month! ICA has created a challenge to help researchers at Beaumont develop a urine-based diagnostic test for IC. Get creative and produce your own video or graphic today and share … Continued

Give Back While Shopping on Black Friday

17 November 2020

You can make an impact while you shop for Black Friday deals. Simply shop at or use the Amazon App with AmazonSmile enabled and AmazonSmile will donate to Interstitial Cystitis Association, at no cost to you.

May God Bless your organization for all the wonderful work they are doing.

- Michelle

Interstitial Cystitis Association

  • 7918 Jones Branch Drive,
    Suite 300
    McLean, VA 22102


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