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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

Calling patients with CRPS and/or vulvodynia pain

22 May 2018

As you may already know, the Interstitial Cystitis Association is a member of a steering committee of patient advocates advising Grünenthal, a pharmaceutical company that is interested in pain.  One of the projects we’re involved with is a new pilot … Continued

Interstitial Cystitis Segment on Lifetime TV

11 May 2018

On Tuesday, May 15th, The Balancing Act will be featuring a segment on interstitial cystitis (IC). The show will be aired on Lifetime at the following times: 7:30 am EST 7:30 am PST 6:30 am CST 5:30 am MST The … Continued

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

- Michelle


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