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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

September is IC Awareness Month

16 August 2019

We’re getting ready to raise more #ICAwareness during IC Awareness Month. Keep an eye on your email and ICA’s social media platforms for more information next week!

Driving Excellence in the The Management of Nocturia

16 August 2019

Many IC patients suffer from nocturia. Scott MacDiarmid and Diane Newman (ICA Medical Advisory Board Member) discuss the urologist’s role in the management of nighttime frequency or nocturia.  Dr. MacDiarmid discusses the need for urologists to start thinking differently when … Continued

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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