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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

Managing IC Care – Doctor’s Forum

20 September 2017

From the spring 2016 issue of the ICA Update. A pelvic pain specialist explains the role patients can play. —Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello, MSN, CRNP Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello, MSN, CRNP, is Nurse Practitioner for Female and Male Pelvic and Sexual Medicine … Continued

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

- Michelle


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