Why Consult a Specialist
The Knowledge of the disease, particularly knowing the symptoms is good and builds confidence in the affected individuals. But as mentioned earlier there are other conditions which mimic the same symptoms as that of fistula. So, one should not jump to the conclusion " I have fistula" and start self treatment. Such self treatment, or consulting and following treatment through personal column in popular magazines, the treatment by "Quacks", the advice of the relatives and friends who might have only " half-knowledge" of the disease can all lead to complications and further sufferings.
Remember, it is very important to consult a doctor who has specialized in the field of fistula. He can clear all your doubts about the disease and can treat scientifically. Consult the doctor at the appearance of the first symptoms for an early diagnosis. Treatment at an early stage is simple and easy with minimum discomfort.