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3 to 8 Million Women

Have Symptoms of IC/BPS and/or Pelvic Pain

It's NOT all in their head

Some women have undergone unnecessary hysterectomy in a desperate attempt to reduce their pain. They may see 5 to 7 doctors before receiving a correct diagnosis.

1 to 4 Million Men

Struggle with bladder and/or pelvic pain

It's NOT chronic prostatitis

Researchers now suspect that the millions of men diagnosed with chronic prostatitis actually suffer from IC/BPS or Pelvic Floor dysfunction

Chronic Pelvic Pain

IC/BPS is a chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Five Subtypes

Five distinct subtypes are found in IC patients. Determining a patients subtype will prioritize treatments and improve their treatment response.

Join Us And Help Spread The Word That IC is Real And Treatable!

Every September, IC patients around the world unite to raise awareness about interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome, hypersensitive bladder syndrome and chronic pelvic pain. All IC patients, support group leaders and national organizations are invited to participate! Here’s how you can help!

Upcoming Conferences & Events

LIVE IC Support Group Meetings

You are cordially invited to the IC Network live IC Support Group Meetings! If you’re feeling alone in your struggle with IC? If you’re struggling to figure out why you’re flaring? If you’ve never met anyone else with IC? We’re here and we can help. Our on-line support group meetings have been watched nearly 100,000 times since we started in Summer 2018! Simulcast on Facebook and YouTube, this is your chance to ask questions, meet others and hear the latest research.

When: 1st & 3rd Sundays of the Month, 12:30PM PST or 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month at random times to catch patients in different time zones or countries. To get notices when they start, just subscribe to our YouTube channel or Like our FB page.

How To Watch: You can watch and participate via our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

ESSIC 2018 (Nov. 29 – Dec. 1) – Budapest Hungary

Both patients and clinicians are welcome to attend the International Society for the Study of Bladder Pain Syndrome Annual Meeting in Budapest. This event will feature many of the leading IC researchers and clinicians in the world today. Learn more here! 

Do you have an event to list? Please send us the details at: events@icawareness.org

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