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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

Pain Scale Survey

13 July 2018

As you may already know, ICA is a member of a steering committee of patient advocates advising Grünenthal, a pharmaceutical company that is interested in pain. Together we have designed a pain survey to better understand from the patient’s perspective … Continued

ICA Presents “Walk for an IC Cure”

13 July 2018

Many in the IC community have asked for local events to help spread IC awareness and raise funds for IC research, education, advocacy, and support. We heard you, and we listened! ICA is excited to roll-out an IC awareness/fundraising event: … Continued

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