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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

Inspired by You – Photo Contest

25 June 2020

Inspire, ICA’s Online Support Community partner, is hosting a photo contest called Inspired by You to encourage Inspire members to express themselves through photography. Learn more about the contest in this post from Inspire CEO Brian Loew.

How I Channeled My Medical Experiences into Creative Work

25 June 2020

New V Hive podcast episode: A Healing Story – “How I Channeled My Medical Experiences into Creative Work” This weeks episode features Sarah Bigham, a woman who lives with a host of medical conditions including Interstitial cystitis and vulvodynia. She … Continued

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