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!

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 MD, Nurse and PT of the Year

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!

You Are Not Alone – Get Support Today

Are you feeling alone in your struggle with IC? Are you’re struggling to figure out why you’re flaring? Have you ever met anyone else with IC? You are NOT alone! IC Awareness Month celebrates support groups and all those group leaders who provide hope and comfort to patients in need. We are truly stronger when we work together!

Whether you are newly diagnosed with IC or a grizzled veteran, you do NOT have to take this journey alone. It’s important that you connect with others. Why? People who are socially connected have less anxiety, less depression and higher self-esteem. You have thousands of IC brothers and sisters who share your struggles and are willing to offer a shoulder and/or words of encouragement to you. You can find support in local IC/pelvic pain support groups, through social networking and live meetings that you can participate from the comfort of your home.

We Are Stronger Together!

LIVE IC Support Group Meetings

You are cordially invited to the IC Network live IC Support Group Meetings!  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 weeks 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.

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