Thank you for taking the time to ready this. I'm a 21 year old male who is 5'3'' tall and have been so since age 12. Currently, among the adult members of my family, I am the shortest. My mother was about 5'6'' when I was born and my father is 5'9''. My grandfathers were both 6'0'' and my grandmothers were 5'6''-ish. My uncles average out to be around 5'9 and my aunts about 5'6. My male cousins are about the same as my uncles, and my female cousins are similar to my aunts. I do not have any biological siblings to compare myself to. I'm wondering if there's any sort of explanation for this? I understand genetics is a funny thing and perhaps I just drew the "short" end of the straw (excuse the bad pun) but it has been on my mind recently and I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.
Couple of things that may be important are...
I have asked my doctor this question. My current doctor seemed disinterested in talking about this topic and my former pediatrician, when I was 14, guessed I would end up being around 5'7-5'9 by now.
I only started to drink coffee within the past year and even then I will only have 5 cups or less a month.
I've never had any sort of spinal injury or any other kind of trauma.
I don't do drugs or take any kind of medications.
I'm posting this in "Men's Health" instead of the "Genetics" forum because I feel this section has more viewers and the potential to find information is greater. However, I will graciously move my question to Genetics if the community seems it be more appropriate.
So that's that. I'm curious to see what people can make of this and I'm fully prepared to accept "genetic dud" as an answer. Thanks for reading.