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Interstitial Cystitis Association of America

  • 4 to 12 million men, women, and children in the US have IC
  • Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder condition that usually consists of multiple symptoms. Most IC patients have recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, and urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go). IC may also be referred to as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), bladder pain syndrome (BPS), and chronic pelvic pain
  • Common overlapping conditions include Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sjögren’s Syndrome, and TMJ
  • Only non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with IC. The ICA provides advocacy, research funding, and education to ensure early diagnosis and optimal care with dignity for people affected by IC
  • CFC #10578