Hard area near base of the penis

Patient : Dear Doctor, There is a hard area in the shaft of my penis, starting from the base close to my body and its like 1 inch long from the base towards the head. It feels like a lump inside but its not visible from the outside. When I touch that area from the sides it feels very hard and a bit swollen, it feels almost normal on the top and bottom of that area. If I squeeze from the sides it gets softer again like the rest of the penis but it becomes harder again in 1-2 minutes. It is not painful. I started to feel this "hard area" like 2 weeks ago. I almost masturbate daily but do it gently so I don't think I hurt my penis. I have had a non-specific urethritis treated around 10 months ago. What could this be? Should I be worried? Thank you for the help.
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