I received a boarderline smear result and evidence of HPV infection just over a week a go and I have now received my colposcopy appointment which is on the 25th June. Quite nervous about it. I phoned my GP last week to speak to a doctor about my results as I was worried and wanted to know what they had heard from the lab. The doctor who rang me back said borderline changes and high risk HPV even though they didn't state which strain I have. I told him about the fact I had a scuba diving holiday booked at the start of August so would it be okay to delay treatment if I need it for after I come back as treatment would probably mean a ruined trip? I was told he doesn't see it as a problem as it is slow growing and 6 weeks delay shouldn't make a difference. He said talk to the consultant at my appointment to discuss it further. He then said if you need treatment you must get it done as it WILL turn to CC. On hearing that I panicked and asked if it said that on my notes and he said no but I am just saying medically I know this as I am a doctor. I am not sure if he said that to scare me into getting treatment if needed as he thought I'd avoid treatment, but I told him I will get treatment if I need it. I will.
Anyway what are they likely to do at my appointment? Under what circumstances will they take a biopsy? How long do they take to heal and how long will it take on average to receive results?
Also do I need to tell my travel insurance anything at this stage?