Welcome to “Ask an interstitial cystitis (IC) Question!” If you have an IC-related question that you would like to ask us, please fill out and submit the form below. We will answer you by e-mail. Please double-check that you have typed your e-mail address correctly and that we are approved to pass through your spam filter. Emails to ICA are preferred. Due to funding limitations, ICA does not staff a patient support call center. If you do contact ICA by phone, please leave a detailed voicemail message and allow 2 to 3 business days for a response. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.

All questions will receive a response. But we do not send questions to a physician or other authorized medical or legal provider. Thus, there is a limit to the topics we can cover: we cannot provide direct medical advice, medication advice, other treatment advice, or legal advice. The answers to these kinds of questions depend on your individual situation and health status; please direct them to your own healthcare team.

Also, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to some of the more common questions.

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ICA is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable patient and health advocacy organization and does not engage in the practice of medicine. It is not a medical authority nor does it claim to have medical knowledge. In all cases, ICA recommends that you consult your personal healthcare provider regarding any course of treatment or medication. ICA’s comments are based on professional advice, published experience, and expert opinion, but do not represent therapeutic recommendation or prescription. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal healthcare provider.

Revised Thursday, May 14th, 2015