I cannot believe that the physician blamed the above story on the cytotec. He's off his rocker. The D&C would be the primary culprit. You can develop a blood clot after any type of uterine procedure, including birth (natural labor or otherwise), a D&C, a section, or a miscarriage. I'm not saying that you are lying or misrepresenting anything; I'm saying the doc here was incorrect. He's a experienced OB/GYN and hasn't ever seen a large blood clot in the uterus (ie behind the cervix) after a D&C? I haven't spent a whole lot of time in the hospital at births and women's procedures and *I've* seen them--though I've only seen them in the ER. If a D&C is done and everything isn't completely removed (and sometimes even when it is), a clot can form. They can get huge--the largest I've ever seen was the size of a grapefruit. Your fever makes me think infection--which correlates with a potential complication of a D&C as well as retained fragments. Maybe your father's friend was trying to cover his a$$, if he or a colleague was the one to perform the D&C? It makes his stats look bad if one of his clients develops and infection or a clot post D&C, even though those things can happen no matter how well he performed the procedure.
We follow up on all our births, of course. 1 day, 2 day, 2 wk, 6 wk, and 12 wk postpartum visits. We have no documentation that cytotec (or castor oil) inductions have any more difficult recoveries. We have mixed data on whether cytotec inductions prevent postpartum hemorrhage or contribute to increased postpartum bleeding--we just don't do enough to have a good sample, and some years the data seems to go one way, some years the other. We haven't yet identified a trend, if there is one.
In any case, what a terrible experience for you. I can totally understand being gun shy of cytotec after that. I stand by my opinion though that cytotec can be completely appropriate under certain circumstances, and that if I had to be induced, if the choice were between cytotec, rupture of membranes, pit, or cervidil, I would choose the cytotec. If I had your history, I would probably avoid the cytotec, too, even if in my head I still had all the knowledge and experience I have now. You have to do what you feel is best for you, you know?