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Interstitial Cystitis (IC)

button Interstitial Cystitis Information Center (ICIC).  Not-for-profit organization, provides up-to-date listing of current and relevant info for Interstitial Cystitis patients/caregivers.  Some excellent articles about managing IC. All of the articles are in PDF format which can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader™ which can be downloaded free at the provided link.

button Interstitial Cystitis Association.  IC treatments and medications guide.  (Also see links to other IC topics at top of the page.)

button ICN Patient Handbook 2003.  Diagnosis, treatments, pain management, diet, lifestyle, and much more...

button Women's Health.  Interstitial Cystitis: Questions & Answers.

button MedLine Plus.  A broad range of IC links and articles.

button Interstitial Cystitis.  Informative with many helpful references.

button Bladder Pain.  Living with pain associated with IC and other painful bladder syndromes.

button Social Security Disability.  Evaluation of Inetrstitial Cystitis, November 5, 2002.

button Elmiron® Therapy.  Pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron) is a medication for the relief of the bladder pain or discomfort of interstitial cystitis.  It was the first oral drug developed for IC, and was approved by the FDA in 1996. In clinical trials, Elmiron improved symptoms in 38 percent of patients treated. Fact sheet and links

button National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NIDDK).  Interstitial cystitis information.

button IC Medications.  

button IC Treatments.  

button IC Support Group.  For people with pain from IC and related conditions.

button Psychological Perspectives On Living With Interstitial Cystitis.  by Naomi B. McCormick, Ph.D., Health Psychologist Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo IA.  This is an excellent article that I found very helpful personally.

button The Interstitial Cystitis Association.  ICA is a vital and dynamic national organization, offering information and support to interstitial cystitis (IC) patients and their families, educating the medical community about IC, and promoting research to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure.  Includes: Patient resources, treatments and self help, support, ask the doctor, physician's resources, research, disability issues, and more.

button Digital Urology Journal.  Patient information about urologic diseases, bladder control, and other GU tract topics.

button Digital Urology Journal.  Interstitial cystitis page.

button Patient Handbook   by The Interstitial Cystitis Network.

button 104 Documents on Interstitial Cystitis.  by Webcompass-ic.

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