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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

Donate Today to Support IC Advocacy

15 July 2021

Your investment in the ICA will ensure our continued dedication to critically important advocacy work by improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with IC/BPS. Your donation is crucial in supporting the ICA’s year-round advocacy efforts. ICA … Continued

IC/BPS Research Updates

9 July 2021

The International Painful Bladder Foundation (IPBF) recently published their e-Newsletter and Research Update, which has extensive information on current IC/BPS research studies. Read more about these studies at  

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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