Select Page

Urinary Urgency and Frequency Patient Testimonial Transcript

My name is Genie. I’m from upstate New York. Kind of started about five years ago. I started feeling this constant urgency to urinate. I didn’t have incontinence. I didn’t have issues urinating. It was just a constant urge to, but it was beyond feeling the urge. It was painful. It would be at least a few times per hour some days. A ridiculous amount. And sometimes I would be able to actually urinate and other times I wasn’t able to and in the moments when I could, it was just such a relief, but then shortly after the urgency would just come back.

As you can imagine, every doctor said, “Oh, it’s probably a chronic UTI,” and I hadn’t really had many UTIs in the past, but every single test I would take would come back negative. But they still would say, “Oh, well, maybe it’s a false negative. We’ll treat you anyway.”

Finally, that led me here to Dr. Shrikhande and the first appointment I had with her, she gave me a pelvic exam. She sat there, she looked at me, she listened to me, I finally felt heard. That was the moment that like my life completely changed. I wouldn’t say that it immediately fixed things and Dr. Shrikhande was very open about this is going to be a journey. I never felt that she was pushing treatment on me and she was really taking a holistic view on this and was like, “There’s a lot of factors here.”

I’ve done another round of injections and we plan to do more and I’m continuing to see a physical therapist weekly. That has just become a part of my routine. I just am in such a better place, or just such a different place than I was last year. Both how I’m feeling physically and how I’m feeling mentally. Just recently I’ve started feeling like I can actually live my life again and do normal things.

It’s just a shame that there are so many people out there that I guess aren’t educated in this area, so many medical professionals. And it just feels like this is something that’s not talked about. I mean, it’s not a really comfortable subject to talk about. This isn’t in your head. It is real and there are people out there that can help.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notification

The health and safety of our patients and employees is Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine’s top priority. While remaining open, our Team is strictly adhering to the recommendations offered by the CDC and our disinfecting policies are meticulously executed in each of our offices. We assure you a healthy, safe environment while bringing you the exceptional healthcare you deserve.


To help you in this time of uncertainty and stress, please watch Dr. Scrivani's video, Managing The Stress of Social Distancing.

You have Successfully Subscribed!