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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

Spring Issue of ICA Update Mailing Soon!

3 May 2019

The ICA Update is an award-winning magazine with in-depth stories about interstitial cystitis (IC) research, treatment, and lifestyle issues. The ICA Update is a benefit of donors who give $50 or more to the Interstitial Cystitis Association. There’s still time … Continued

IC Patient Story Published in the Sun

3 May 2019

IC patient, Erica Welu shares her story with the Sun. She discusses everything from diet and sex to medications and which treatments helped her. There’s nothing quite like the agony of cystitis to make you feel rotten. Fortunately, it only … Continued

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