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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 Mentioned in SELF Article

12 January 2018

More IC awareness! IC was mentioned in an article entitled 11 Possible Reasons You’re Peeing All the Time on on January 10, 2018. IC is listed at number seven. “7. You have interstitial cystitis. This condition is called painful … Continued

IC & Relationships Webinar Now on ICA’s YouTube Channel

12 January 2018

ICA’s webinar entitled Interstitial Cystitis (IC) & Relationships is now available on our YouTube Channel. The purpose of this webinar was to describe some of the issues that people living with IC face in relationships and provide effective strategies to … Continued

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