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Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month
September 1 – September 30 CDT
Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month is observed in September. According to the Interstitial Cystitis Network, as many as one out of every 26 people in the United States right now may be living with symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis.
Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month calls attention to this condition that is not well known by many. Also known as Bladder Pain Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis is a feeling that ranges from minor discomfort to great pain or pressure around the pelvic area, most specifically the bladder. Many who are affected by the symptoms are not even aware that they have it. It is important to spread awareness so that those who are affected can seek treatment. While there is currently no cure for Interstitial Cystitis, there are a variety of treatments available that can help lessen the symptoms and make Interstitial Cystitis more manageable.