Front of throat on the butterfly shaped bumps, hurts to the touch. Area hurts when cough, feels like swallow lump. What could it be? Ent help?

Thyroiditis? You may have thyroiditis - inflammation of the thyroid. It usually goes away on its own, but sometimes temporarily needs medication. See your doctor.
Inflamed thyroid. Yes, sound like thyroiditis. There are many causes: autoimmune (your antibodies attack your thyroid gland), viral or bacterial infection, drugs. The course of the disease depends on what causes it. See your doctor for an evaluation (exam, blood test and possibly thyroid ultrasound) to make sure nothing else is going on.