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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

IC Awareness Item Store

29 May 2020

Are you interested in some interstitial cystitis awareness items? ICA has recently added some new products to our store on Zazzle. Check it out at! Below are some examples of products we have available.

ICA Signs Letters to Congress and the Administration

29 May 2020

In the month of May, the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) has been asked to sign onto 4 letters to Congress and the Administration asking them for emergency funding for the NIDDK, provide bridge funding for stalled research, funding of VA … Continued

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Interstitial Cystitis Association

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    Suite 300
    McLean, VA 22102


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