I dont have the money to see a urologist, but I used one if those websites where you can ask a urologist. I described my symptoms, and it costed around 40 dollars. It’s not as good as going to a clinic, but infinitely less expensive. Anyway, after getting a reply, I think what I have is penile scarring on the shaft, which would explain the inflammed bands and bumps that come and go and that the soreness has persisted for this long and that there is little to no effect on my erection quality. I read that it can take up to 12 months for the scar tissue to fully heal or at least stop hurting. Afterwards, some scar tissue may remain, but the symptoms should vastly improve. Im looking at around 12 months now, and it seems to be improving although the discomfort still remains. At least now I have a better idea of what it is.