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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

The Women’s Pelvic Health Podcast

20 June 2019

ICA is excited to share this great resource for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) patients! We are working with Hannah Matluck, Founder, Producer & Host of The Women’s Pelvic Health Podcast to promote her podcast series that is a source … Continued

Share Your Summer Picnic Tips and Recipes

20 June 2019

Summer is officially here. Will you be attending picnics and cookouts? This can be an issue for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) patients who follow the IC diet. What are some tips you can share with other IC patients to … Continued

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- Lynn

Interstitial Cystitis Association

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