Re: Should I switch doctors?
If he said a colposcopy, then that is what you'll be doing (which in itself is really just a tiny biopsy of little tiny bits.)
If the dysplasia has not reverted, still moderate or severe, then they will probably suggest a Leep, which is where they remove the section that has the precancerous cells. Thats what "dysplasia" means: precancerous. I guess a lot of docs aren't using the I, II, III thing anymore. Mine described it as a staircase, ASCUS (abnormal s... cells of undetermined importance) is the first, then mild, moderate, severe and then cancer. She said that most women don't progress up the stairs b/c their immune system fights it off. So like of the women with mild a fraction becomes moderate and of those a fraction will become severe. Alot has to do with how healthy we are.
HPV is the virus that causes warts and the strains that we have don't actually cause warts, but cause cellular changes of a microscopic level. About 80% of sexually active women will get it before age 60. (In other words, don't feel bad) Most people's bodies fight it off on their own. Some don't.
What I am guessing is that the dysplasia was not severe enough to have your doctor suggest risking the pregnancy for doing a Leep. These cellular changes are slow (cervical cancer and leading to it is a very slow cancer) and I am assuming that you were either mild or moderate and that prompted the decision to wait. My only concern is that your doctor seems to not involve you enough in understanding and the decision making.
I found that I get flustered and forget everything i want to ask, so write down your questions now and take them with you. And..call back after if you come up with more questions.
With childbirth, the body tends to send white blood cells and increased immune response to "injured" areas, which could prompt your own body to take care of the cells. Just keep on it and ask questions. Hope this helps clarify some of the terms they throw around.
What I am guessing