Uterine Fibroids: What You Need to Know

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  • Fibroids and Fertility
  • Other Complications
  • Diagnosing Fibroids
  • Treating Fibroids
  • The Cost of Fibroids
  • Understanding Fibroids
  • What Are Fibroids?
  • Types of Fibroids
  • Black Women and Fibroids
  • What Causes Them?

The Cost of Fibroids

A 2011 study found that fibroids cost the U.S. between $6 billion and $34 billion each year. Indirect costs, such as lost wages from staying home from work to deal with side effects, were found to be the leading expense, accounting for as much as $17 billion annually. And these costs hit African-American women harder than other groups.

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