I agree with what others have said.
However, it "probably" will be quick and easy to fix; so don't put it off
because you are afraid of it.
I would also have the other circuits checked; if one has gone bad, others
might not be far behind. Depending on the size of your house it shouldn't
take more than a couple hours and a few new outlets.
....snip...tale of sparky...
So, what did your friendly electrician find out?