Does medicare cover ulcerative colitis?

It should. In general, medicare should cover most costs associated with care for ulcerative colitis. It would be difficult to give a more in-depth answer without additional details, such as secondary insurance coverage.

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Does all insurances cover ulcerative colitis, since it's chronic?

You'd think so, but- Insurance companies have differing rules. Many won't cover "pre-existing conditions", meaning something that was diagnosed before you tried to get coverage. If you had uc diagnosed, and later tried to obtain health insurance from a new carrier, the carrier may well deny coverage for any treatment related to the uc. That's one of the reasons that "portable" health insurance is a good idea. Read more...
Most do. Some companies have pre-existing conditions, but the laws have been helping that go away. You should check with your insurance company to be sure. Read more...

How do "colitis" and "ulcerative colitis" differ?

Colitis. There are many forms and types of colitis, some will resolve on their own. Infectious (bacterial), pseudomembranous, ischemic, crohn's, etc. Ulcerative colitis is a specific form of chronic colitis of uncertain cause, diagnosed often by biopsy at colonoscopy. It can be a long term condition needing specific medications to treat & serial colonoscopy to watch the degree of colitis or for dysplasia. Read more...

What are the main symptoms of Ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis. Typical symptoms include diarrhea with overt rectal bleed, abdominal pain. Some can present with nausea, weight loss, and fever. There are other associated symptoms and complications, but less frequent. Read more...