I had my first smear 3 years ago. It came back Boarderline with no HPV infection so I was told to come back for my routine smear 3 years later. I am 28 and had my second smear test done 26/05 and I received my results on Friday. I am very worried as it says I have boarderline changes and my test showed evidence of HPV infection. I have been told that I will receive a letter with an appointment for a colposcopy to see if treatment is needed. How long should I have to wait on receiving my letter to attending my appointment? Any idea what to expect? Also, if they take a biopsy how long does it take to stop bleeding and heal?
Healthwise, other than this I am fine, I eat healthily, keep active and go to the gym at least 2 times a week. I have no pain ot bleeding from sex even though I did bleed a bit during my smear and the nurse told me this was normal and quite common.
Also, I am a keen scuba diver and I have a week long scuba diving holiday booked at the start of August. I also have some training in 2 weeks time. I have read that you shouldn't bath or swim for 4 weeks after any treatment so any treatment prior to this could ruin my trip. Should I need treatment, will it be ok to wait and to have it after my holiday mid August time?
Any advice would be very much appreciated xx