The interstitial cystitis awareness ribbon color is teal.
The month of September is interstitial cystitis Awareness Month.
October 31 is National Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Awareness Day.
November 15 is Urinary Tract Infection Day.
- Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra. The most common symptom is painful or difficult urination.
- Interstitial cystitis, also called painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic condition in which you experience bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pelvic pain, ranging from mild discomfort to severe pain.
- People with interstitial cystitis may have symptoms that overlap with other urinary bladder disorders such as: urinary tract infection (UTI), over-active bladder, urethritis, urethral syndrome, and prostatitis.
Statistics: Urinary Tract Infection
Among UTIs acquired in the hospital, approximately 75% are associated with a urinary catheter, which is a tube inserted into the bladder through the urethra to drain urine. Between 15-25% of hospitalized patients receive urinary catheters during their hospital stay. The most important risk factor for developing a catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI) is prolonged use of the urinary catheter. Catheters should only be used for appropriate indications and should be removed as soon as they are no longer needed.
- 1 in 5 women will develop UTIs in their lifetime in America (Kidney and Urology Foundation of America)
- 13.9% of adults aged 20-74 who self-reported having urinary tract infections were men in the US 1988-1994 (Weighted Analysis of 1988-1994 NHANES, 2003, NIDDK)
- 53.5% of adults aged 20-74 who self-reported having urinary tract infections were women in the US 1988-1994 (Weighted Analysis of 1988-1994 NHANES, 2003, NIDDK)
- 34% of adults over 20 self-reported having at least one occurrence of a urinary tract infection in the US 1988-1994 (Weighted Analysis of 1988-1994 NHANES, 2003, NIDDK)
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