Chronic sore throat, neck/ear pain
I have been dealing with a sore throat for 3 weeks. This has happened a handful of times in the last few years where I get a sore throat for a month and then it goes away. This time it has been mostly on the left side and I have had some neck pain and jaw pain and pain to push right under my left ear. I have started to have the sensation of something in my throat when I swallow. I have been to Urgent Care where they simply did a strep test (negative) and I have been to primary care and my CBC was normal besides slightly low iron. I have an ENT appointment Friday. I am definitely worried about oral/pharyngeal/base of tongue cancer but I am relatively low risk (do drink alcohol moderately but no smoking or HPV).
I know a little about Eagle Syndrome but know that is rare but I can stick my fingers down my throat past my tonsils and epiglottis and feel a sharp pointy bone on both side (but mostly my left where that pain has been) and wonder if that is my styloid process and could be Eagles?
Anyway that's my story. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.