A friend of mine in her early 20's, who suffers from endo, has recently been told she has started the menopause early. Can endo cause this? Her doc says it's likely due to stess and her ovaries may have just stopped functioning due to trauma from endo... they're doing more tests...This really scares me! I'm 19, only a couple of years younger than her, and I am really worried for my future and about fertility. Has anyone else experienced this? :S My poor friend is devastated as she's always felt her purpose in life is to be a mother, and of course I want to be able to have my own children one day too. Is there a certain age it's best to start trying before things like this take their toll?