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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

ICA Says Goodbye to Long-time Friend

2 November 2018

Sadly, ICA is saying goodbye to a long-time friend, supporter, and father of former ICA Board Co-chair, Eric Zarnikow. Werner E. Zarnikow, 94, of Wilton, Iowa passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Lutheran Living of Muscatine. Read the full … 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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