Hello, I failed to turn any helpful information up after a bit of searching online and am hoping that someone here might know... is there any evidence that would suggest high heat to be damaging to eggs? Almost every month for the past couple years I spend 2-3 days with a heating pad on my lower abdomen to help with the cramps. It always leaves red blotching that can last up to a week, but two months ago it was so hot it burned my skin more then it usually does and I now have permanent discoloration. All that to say- im not talking about some radiant laptop heat -this is very high heat, for sometimes 48-72 hours at a time.
All I can turn up is that there's debate over saunas, hot tubs etc due to the increase in overall body temperature and the effect on a developing baby- (and of course all the tons of information about heat/sperm). But there's nothing about heat effecting female fertility and I can't bring myself to ditch the heating pad without any evidence that I'm not just being crazy... : (