Interstitial Cystitis (IC) & Chronic Pelvic Pain News

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Hot Topics from ICA’s Online Support Community

ICA’s Online Support Community is a place of peace, hope, and advice providing comfort for patients, family members, friends, and healthcare professionals looking for ways to better understand the impact of IC. It provides strength in numbers for those living with IC. Below is a list of some current hot topics. Join us in the growing ICA Online Support Community, where you can be connected to hundreds of other people experiencing similar symptoms, situations, experiences, and emotions.

ICA Facebook Page “Post of the Week”

An IC patient posted, “The Japanese Urological Association has updated its guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of IC.” Most patients don’t realize that different countries have different IC treatment protocols. Read the latest American Urological Association treatment guideline.

To read the responses to her post join ICA’s Facebook community.

ICA Healthcare Provider Registry

For many people with interstitial cystitis (IC), an effective treatment plan requires a team approach, including urologists and other physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, dietitians, and counselors. The ICA Healthcare Provider Registry includes clinicians who have agreed to be a referral source for IC patients. Any registered user of has access to this tool. Do you know of other healthcare providers who treat IC patients? Are you a healthcare provider that treats patients with IC and want to be included in the ICA’s Healthcare Provider Registry? Email your name, suffix, specialty, practice name, address, phone number, and website URL to with your request to be included in the ICA Healthcare Provider Registry.

Newest Additions:

  • Gynecology – Lovington, NM
  • Physical Therapist – Royal Oak, MI
  • Physical Therapist – West Bloomfield, MI
  • Physical Therapist – West Des Moines, IA
  • Nurse Practitioner – Dallas, TX

IC Support Group Updates

  • Support Group – Rhode Island – August 10
  • Support Group – South Jersey – September 10
  • Support Group – South Miami, FL – September 10
  • Support Group – Miami, FL – September 11
  • Phone Support Only – Cincinnati, OH

Do you run an IC support group? If so, please share your information with us so we can post it on the ICA Support Group page. Want to publicize your next group meeting? Please email your information to 3-4 weeks prior to the meeting date.

ICA Quick Tip:

So You Have IC, Now What? When first diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (IC) you may feel alone and scared. Don’t — ICA exists to provide the most need-to-know information for IC patients to thrive, not simply survive with IC. Our newly diagnosed toolkit provides FAQ’s, treatment guidelines and money saving tips. In addition, we provide a Healthcare Provider Registry and many different support options to all registered ICA website users.  Go to and sign up today!

Revised Friday, August 5th, 2016