I'm new here and hoping that someone more experienced can help me. I'm 27 and just had my first smear. It showed I had low grade changes (dys- can't remember the proper word!) I also tested positive for HPV. I need a colposcopy. I'm really shocked and keen to find out more as soon as possible, so I phoned immediately and got an appointment as early as I could. The thing is that the earliest appointment is 6th December, and I'm due to get married on the 14th. The secretary said that if you need treatment its usually done at the same appointment. I've heard that if I need treatment, it can cause bleeding etc for a couple of weeks and I don't want to be dealing with that on my wedding day. I explained this to the secretary and she said I could discuss this with the consultant at the colposcopy and if I do need treatment I could book it for a later date, after the wedding. What should I do? On the one hand I really want to know more as soon as possible and my fiance is very keen that I do not postpone anything because of the wedding (I think he is really worried about me although trying not to show it). But am I really gaining that much by going in a week earlier? Am I just spreading out the agony by possibly having to have two sessions when I could have just had one? I'm not sure what to do for the best and I don't know anyone who has been through the same thing and can help. Does anyone know if it is very common to need further treatment in cases like mine?