So along with the fistula there's the abscess - I've been describing - that's been causing the pain as of late. It now seems that its closer to the skin, so hopefully it will point. I don't expect I will get to see a colorectal surgeon for at least a week or two at best then it could take at least another 2 or 3 weeks for the surgery to happen if warranted - (can't make an appointment until offices opens tomorrow)...I do plan on taking antibiotics and do Sitz baths in the meantime, but given the presence of a fistula, how long can the infection be left untreated? I fear greater complications and possible worst case scenarios of infections if nothing is done soon. I'm I too worried? What else can I do?