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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

IC Patient Survey

8 November 2017

ICA needs your feedback! This survey is supported by Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. De-identified responses will be shared with Aquinox, and reported in aggregate. ICA may also share the results (de-identified and in aggregate) with the FDA at an upcoming meeting … Continued

Bladder Health Month

8 November 2017

It’s Bladder Health Month…let’s keep the momentum going! IC finally has an official piece of the national spotlight. Please help us make it shine as bright as possible! ICA Releases Video on Living with IC The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) … Continued

Your messages to me were so encouraging and took away the horrible loneliness and panic that I had been living with.

- Carolyn

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