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 asked, “Anyone have any advice on what to take for flares when you are pregnant and can’t take medication?” Being pregnant while having IC can be challenging, but there are things you can do to both prepare for, and get through your pregnancy.  (Consult your healthcare provider before trying anything new, especially when pregnant.) Click here to read more about IC & Pregnancy. In addition, Advocate Level donors can access the Winter 2011 issue of the ICA Update devoted to IC and Pregnancy.

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:

  • Physical Therapist – Royal Oak, MI
  • Physical Therapist – West Bloomfield, MI
  • Nurse Practitioner – Dallas, TX

IC Support Group Updates

    • Support Group – Syracuse, NY – July 25
    • 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:

Did you know that ICA is now on INSTAGRAM? Follow us @icahelp. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  We make it easy to stay informed and find the support you need to THRIVE not just survive your journey with IC.

Revised Friday, July 22nd, 2016