ICN Blog

Interstitial Cystitis May Effect One Out Of Every 26 People In The USA

Daily Fact #1 – Interstitial cystitis is not a rare condition. New epidemiological studies revealed that three to eight million women in the USA and one to four million men with IC may have

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September is IC Awareness Month – Ten Ways You Can Help

The most exciting time of the year for the IC community, IC Awareness Month, begins September first as patients around the world unite to educate others about IC. We need to reach those patients

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Summer 2014 IC Optimist Now Available

The IC Optimist is the ICN’s quarterly patient and professional magazine dedicated to all things IC and pelvic pain. Subscriptions are available for just $25 per year via email of $50 per

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Great New IC Book Released – The Proactive Patient: Managing IC/BPS and Related Conditions by Gaye and Andrew Sandler

Gaye & Andrew Sandler have released their first new book in a decade for men, women & children struggling with IC and its many related conditions. What sets this husband and wife team

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Doctoral Student Seeks Life Stories From Interstitial Cystitis Patients

The Interstitial Cystitis Network is always happy to help undergraduate and graduate students conduct research into IC. Here’s a doctoral student in the United Kingdom who is looking for

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Vaginal Mesh Sling Complications and IC?

The use of vaginal mesh during pelvic reconstruction surgeries, such as for the repair of pelvic organic prolapse, is now very controversial due to a number of serious adverse events. The US FDA

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Female Triathletes At Risk For Pelvic Floor Disorders

Were you an athlete before you developed bladder and/or pelvic pain? One of the trends currently being tracked in patients struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction and bladder/pelvic pain

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New Bladder Pain Treatment In Development – IC Clinical Trial

The Interstitial Cystitis Network is pleased to inform you that a research study is now enrolling women between the ages of 18 and 75 who have IC/BPS. This study will assess the effectiveness of

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Fact Sheets for Interstitial Cystitis Treatments, Diet, Flares

ICN Fact Sheets The ICN is pleased to release a new series of Fact Sheets for 2014 for patients and care providers discussing basic IC facts, the new AUA treatment protocol, the IC diet and food

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Ten Money Saving Tips For IC/BPS Treatments & Drugs

The first two phone calls I received Monday morning were from elderly gentleman who had been taking, with great success, Elmiron for their IC. The problem for each was that they had reached the

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