Not sure if this is the place to post or not so I’m sorry if it isn’t. I started having throat issues in September of 2018. Noticed a hard bump in my throat and a soft patch near that area. My back molar was also hurting so I went to the dentist first. The xrays showed that my teeth were fine and he could see the inflammation in my throat area but told me it was best to see an ENT. So I went to the ENT who used his fingers to poke around in my throat and said the bone thing was my hyoid and the patch around it was due to inflammation of the hyoid. He told me to wear a mouth guard at night because he believed it was all due to clemching my teeth and if it didn’t improve to come back. Needless to say it did not improve and the patch around it has grown larger in size. Went back again as I was starting to have considerable discomfort and he again said it was my hyoid. No scope....nothing just felt it with his fingers and dismissed it. Several months later I can still feel the bony protrusion on my throat and the mass around it has grown larger. I have constant ear, jaw and throat pain. Two days ago upon reinspecting my mouth we noticed a growth on the other side of my throat as well as sores that are very painful on the back of the tongue on both sides. My sore throat and the pain has become almost intolerable. ive made an appointment with a new ent but just wondered if any of you had any advice or have been through similar issues? Right now I have a bony protrusion near the hyoid on my left side of throat, a painful patch that seems to be growing over that, a lump on other side of the throat, several large bumps at base of tongue, constant earache, horrible sore throat to the point it hurts to swallow even water, looking for some advice and wondering what to expect. The new ent I will be seeing says he will do the endoscopy as my symptoms and issues aren’t normal after this long of time. Again, sorry if this is the wrong place to post but just looking for some info as Dr. Google is scaring me lol whatever is going on is quite painful and I did smoke for almost 20 years. Would be grateful for any input before I see this new ent thanks
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